Download the book Volunteers bring you 31 recordings of The Bee by Emily Dickinson. This was the Weekly Poetry project for March 14, 2021. Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was an American poet. Little known during her life, she has since been regarded as one of the most important figures in American poetry. After Dickinson's death, her younger sister, Lavinia, discovered her cache of nearly 1800 poems, her work became public.