Envelope Poems

Emily Dickinson (Author) Jen Bervin (Editor)
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Product Details

Price
$14.95  $13.75
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
October 04, 2016
Pages
96
Dimensions
5.1 X 0.5 X 7.2 inches | 0.45 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780811225823
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About the Author

Arguably America's greatest poet, Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) published fewer than a dozen of her eighteen hundred poems during her lifetime.
Poet and visual artist Jen Bervin's work brings together text and textile in a practice that encompasses poetry, artist books, large-scale art works, and archival research. Her poetry/artist books include The Dickinson Composites (Granary Books, 2010), The Silver Book (Ugly Duckling Presse chapbook, 2010), The Desert (Granary Books, 2008), A Non- Breaking Space (UDP, 2005, web-only), The Red Box (UDP, 2004), and NETS (Ugly Ducling Presse, 2004). Bervin's work has been shown at The Walker Art Center and The Wright Exhibition Space, and is in many special collections including the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Stanford University, Bibliothรจque Nationale de France, and the British Library. She has received fellowships in art and writing from The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, The New York Foundation for the Arts, Centrum, The MacDowell Colony, Visual Studies Workshop, and The Camargo Foundation and is an editor-at-large for jubilat. Bervin will teach at Vermont College of Fine Arts and Harvard University in 2011. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Marta Werner's books include Emily Dickinson's Open Folios: Scenes of Reading, Surfaces of Writing and Radical Scatters: An Electronic Archive of Emily Dickinson's Late Fragments and Related Texts.

Reviews

Magnificent: the absolute perfect combination of solid scholarship and art.--Susan Howe
Visual poets around the world will soon be mining these endlessly suggestive fragments.--Marjorie Perloff
Here is a book almost as rare as its author, Emily Dickinson (1830-1886).--Larry Smith
Dickinson's incandescent thinking is everywhere on display, and the makeshift nature of the scraps gives us a vivid idea of what composition must have felt like for a woman whose thoughts raced far ahead of her ability to capture them.--Dan Chiasson
The first and immediate shocks are in the words, with other, lingering, aftershocks following in the visual details of their settings. The great thing about [The Gorgeous Nothings] is, of course, that it gives us all of this, complete.--Holland Cotter
[The Gorgeous Nothings] opens up an aspect of her craft that suggests she was, in the so-called late ecstatic period of her career, experimenting with creating texts in relation to the visual, spatial, and technological possibilities of her medium--composing in response to the confines of her writing world rather than despite it.--Jessica Michalofsky
The Gorgeous Nothings is proof that one of our most important poets can still amaze and teach us new thing about the practice of poetry.--Hannah Star Rogers
The Gorgeous Nothings is one of the most ambitious, important literary feats of the year. It's stunning, revelatory, and it functions as a key text to Dickinson's oeuvre: seeing it demands a tectonic shift in the way we read her, brings her back to us even more extremely idiosyncratic than we could have guessed.
The Gorgeous Nothings is a rare gift for all poetry lovers.--Craig Morgan Teicher