Taylor Swift is related to famed poet Emily Dickinson


 It appears that Taylor Swift's forthcoming album, "The Tortured Poets Department," has an interesting connection to her distant relative, the famed poet Emily Dickinson. Ancestry, a genealogy company, has revealed that Swift and Dickinson are 6th cousins, three times removed.

Ancestry made the announcement on its Instagram account, stating, "Renowned American poets Taylor Swift and Emily Dickinson are 6th cousins, three times removed." The connection goes back to a shared ancestor, a 17th-century English immigrant who was an early settler of Windsor, Connecticut.

Swifties, as Taylor Swift's fans are known, have long speculated about the link between Swift and Dickinson. The release date of Swift's album "Evermore" in 2020, which coincides with Dickinson's birthday, and the title's potential inspiration from Dickinson's poem "One Sister Have I in Our House" have fueled these connections.



Swift's acknowledgment of Emily Dickinson in her acceptance speech for the songwriter-artist of the decade award from the Nashville Songwriters Association International adds another layer to this connection. Swift humorously categorized her lyrics into different genres, including "quill lyrics," and mentioned that if her lyrics sound like a letter written by Emily Dickinson's great-grandmother while sewing a lace curtain, it falls under the quill genre.

The revelation of this familial tie between Taylor Swift and Emily Dickinson adds an intriguing layer to Swift's historical and literary influences as she continues to make waves in the music industry.

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