The American poet Emily Dickinson is celebrated for her dream-like ruminations on life, death and immortality that border on the mystical. Dickinson (1830-’86) wrote some 1,800 poems, but only a dozen were published in her lifetime. Yet her legacy lives on as a guiding influence on myriad contemporary poets and fiction writers. Marta Werner, Ph.D., professor of English at D’Youville College and co-editor of The Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson’s Envelope Poems discusses the poet and this new book at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 2 at University of North Florida Gallery of Art, Southside, free.