This video presents a biographical sketch of American poet Emily Dickinson. It is said that Dickinson never traveled more than ten miles from her home, yet was worldly wise. She wrote thousands of poems but during her lifetime only a handful of them were published. The film features readings of some of her insightful poems. Archival photographs and other biographical materials paint a picture of this reclusive figure. Literary commentators offer their opinions to help place the work of this author in context.