When asked about her Sappho fragments, Anne Carson quoted the last stanza of Emily Dickinson's 1209th poem:
The Fruit perverse to plucking,
But leaning to the Sight
With the ecstatic limit
Of unobtained Delight --
Carson said this speaks to what she was doing with the Sappho fragments.
A bit earlier, in discussing the fifteen pronoun sonnets, she spoke of influences: Gertrude Stein and "On Poetry and Grammar" as well as Keats letter "On Shakespeare." Additionally, she referenced Dickinson's 1696:
These are the days that Reindeer love
And pranks the Northern star --
This is the Sun's objective,
And Finland of the Year.
I'm still lingering in a biographical study of Emily Dickinson, but I plan to move out of that and into the exploration of poets and work Dickinson influenced--looking at Susan Howe's My Emily Dickinson, the Adrienne Rich essay "Vesuvius at Home" and Lucie Brock-Broido's collection of poems called The Master Letters, among others.