Sarah E. Kersh is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. She came to Dickinson College in 2013 and there she teaches courses in writing, nineteenth-century literature, and queer studies.


If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire ever can warm me I know that is poetry. If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry. These are the only way I know it.  Is there any other way?  ~ Emily Dickinson