Emily Dickinson Puppet

Even though I have phased out the custom built puppet part of the business, I still welcome the opportunity to tutor anyone who wants to learn how to build their own puppet.

I had so much fun working with Jeanne Missey Osgood while she built her Emily Dickinson puppet.  Because Jeanne is a huge fan of Emily and has memorized hundreds of her poems she was able to make the puppet as historically accurate as possible.

Recently Jeanne did an hour long presentation at the Tucson Festival of Books 2017 in Tucson AZ.  What is so incredible is that Jeanne did a flawless performance of weaving Emily’s poems and letters into a dialogue while operating not one, but two puppets!  She not only did a fantastic job of puppetry by bringing Emily to life (complete with hand gestures), she also had Emily’s dog Carlo, as a puppet on her foot!  And she brought Carlo to life also!

Jeanne, Emily and Carlo are available for group presentations.  Call her at 520-440-5326 for more information.


Puppets and Poetry – Tucson Festival of Books 2017 from Jeanne Missey Osgood on Vimeo.