Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present
Standard Name: Hickey, Emily
Birth Name: Emily Henrietta Hickey
was a poet of ideas who wrote during the mid to late nineteenth century, developing in her work both her feminist views about reforming social attitudes, and, later, her religious faith as she became an apologist for Catholicism. She published three collections of poetry and close to ten religious books, and also edited and translated numerous works.
Thesing, William B., editor. Dictionary of Literary Biography 199. Gale Research, 1999.
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
under Emily Hickey
Intertextuality and Influence
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
American poet Emily Dickinson
's poetry. The language of Aurora Leigh crops up throughout her oeuvre, and she recalls the transformative experience, sanctifying the soul, of her early reading in one poem: I...
Harriet Hamilton King
's friend Emily Hickey
(herself a poet) wrote that the poem has beauty; but it is, I think, injured by the fault one might expect to find in young work—want of condensation.
Miles, Alfred H., editor. The Poets and the Poetry of the Nineteenth Century. AMS Press, 1967.