Emily was either the Belle of Amherst or the Nut of Amherst depending on your point of view. Alas, those of us who don't have the wisdom imparted by sitting on rosy red endowed chairs have to harbor some doubt that anyone really knows much about Emily.
Popularity of Emily's poetry comes and goes, but right now it's doing pretty well. That's all the more ironical because today she'd probably not get her stuff into poetry magazines. After, all her poems actually rhyme and have meter.
And did you know you can sing her poems to a tune that virtually every knows? To learn more about this tidbit (and a bit more about Emily) then click here.