Lyndall Gordon, biographer and senior research fellow at St Hilda’s College, Oxford University, and author of Lives like loaded guns: Emily Dickinson and her family’s feuds (2010), will give a talk on Tuesday, Oct. 12 titled “Abyss has no biographer’ (Emily Dickinson): Can we risk the Abyss?” in the Edison and Newman Room of Houghton Library. The event is sponsored by Houghton Library, Harvard College Library; the Woodberry Poetry Room; and the English Department, Harvard University. For more information, see the Houghton Library Blog.