After my last post on Emily's new biography, Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson and Her Family's Feuds, Jessie asked what biography I recommended to start with Dickinson.
Here are my favorite Dickinson books--
My Emily Dickinson ($10.17) by Susan Howe - While this deals more with Emily's work, it has some intriguing insights to her work as both feminist & rebellious.
Emily Dickinson: A Biography by Connie Ann Kirk ($35, hardcover). This book was written to teach the life of Emily Dickinson and not create controversy or be a bestseller. A good understanding to Emily's life for anyone interested in learning it.
Leslie recommended this Emily biography,My Wars Are Laid Away in Books: The Life of Emily Dickinson. I haven't read it, but will definitely check it out!
Also, I watched this quite a few years back and enjoyed it-- The Belle of Amherst with Julie Harris, (a one-woman play on Emily's life) on PBS and remember it being pretty good. I just read the Amazon reviews on this and it sounds like others liked it as well and recommended it to introducing Emily to students. I also think this is available on Netflix's Watch Instantly movies.