EDIS members may know that the largest constituency of our members outside the United States is in Japan. One week after the earthquake/tsunami catastrophe, in the morning issue of Japan's biggest new-paper, Asahi Shimbun, Emily Dickinson was
quoted in its most popular column: "Unto a broken heart/ No other one may go/ Without the high prerogative/ Itself hath suffered too" (J1704/ Fr1745). We are currently raising funds to send aid to Japan and want to share with you a statement from the Emily Dickinson Society of Japan.
An election to fill one of the Member-at-Large positions is currently underway. The person elected to this position will take office following the July 2011 annual meeting and will serve until the conclusion of the annual meeting in 2014. You will be able to access the statements written by the three candidates who are running for the position and a ballot for voting at http://edis.press.jhu.edu/cgi-bin/2011_edis_vote.cgi. You will need your EDIS membership number to vote.