Silk Poems

Jen Bervin (Author)
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Description

In conjunction with Tufts University's Silk Lab's cutting-edge research on liquified silk, Jen Bervin wrote a poem composed in a six-character chain that corresponds to the DNA structure of silk; modeled on the way a silkworm applies filament to its cocoon. This poem, written from the perspective of the silkworm, explores the cultural, scientific, and linguistic complexities of silk written inside the body.

Product Details

Price
$15.95  $14.67
Publisher
Nightboat Books
Publish Date
October 03, 2017
Pages
220
Dimensions
5.0 X 0.5 X 6.9 inches | 0.25 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
ISBN/EAN
9781937658724
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About the Author

JEN BERVIN is an interdisciplinary artist and poet whose research-driven works weave together art, writing, science, and life. She has published ten books, including Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson's Envelope Poems. The recipient of a Creative Capital grant, she lives in Guilford, CT.

Reviews

"Silk Poems, in its small, delicate package, is monumental in scope...and also in its wide-ranging suggestiveness...Like all of Bervin's projects, this one is based on the fusion of text and the material world, and on careful, extensive research... She makes 'interdisciplinary' seem too narrow a word to describe the scope of the work, and her singular fabrication of wonder."--Martha Ronk, Constant Critic
"Silk Poems by Jen Bervin takes silk as subject and form, exploring its cultural, scientific, and linguistic complexities. Bervin's composition corresponds to the DNA structure of silk, modeled on the way a silkworm applies filament to its cocoon."--Publishers Weekly Fall 2017 Announcements: Poetry