The editor of this series tells us that this second volume of poems by Emily Dickenson is published because there so many people enjoyed the first volume of the series. Actually, only a tenth of the number of people who reviewed volume one, reviewed this second volume.
The editor tells us in this volume that Emily’s sister found her poems after her death and wanted them to be published. Some of the poems seem to have been composed in white heat. There were rather perplexing foot notes. In copies sent to friends there are differences in wording. It is possible, the editor states, that if Emily intended to publish them, she would have made extensive changes. Including using commas and period instead of dashes and not capitalizing every important word.
I wrote in my review of Series one: “This free kindle book is the first in a series of three books containing the poems of the famed poet Emily Dickenson (1830-1886). Since Dickenson is so famous and mentioned quite often, it is arguably a good idea to become familiar with her poetry. Dickenson wrote them with no intension of publishing them, and they were published by her friends. Although she wrote many poems, she only published three or four of her poems during her lifetime. Dickenson was a recluse and left her house infrequently. She also did not like to talk to people or reveal what was on her mind. Her poems do not follow the usual rules of writing poetry. The editor of these selections states her poems suggest the poetry of William Blake and contain profound insights into nature and life. The titles of the poems were given by the editor not by Dickenson. This volume contains comments by the editor telling us that Dickenson’s handwriting was so bad that it was difficult to tell when she wanted a dash, a comma, or a period and when initial letters should be capitalized.”