It was a cold evening, but as usual, the welcome was warm. So after showing our tickets and obtaining programs, my friends and I quickly found seats. I was especially looking forward to this performance, as the recital would be of works by my favorite poetess.
“A Quiet Passion”, an English-Belgian co-production, won the Grand Prix at the 2016 Gand Film Festival. Terence Davies’ film is a biography of Emily Dickinson, now considered one of the most important American poets. Even according to 19th century standards, Dickinson led a retired, quiet life and was considered an eccentric.