The Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson's Envelope Poems

Emily Dickinson (Author) Susan Howe (Preface by)
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Product Details

Price
$49.95  $45.95
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
October 29, 2013
Pages
272
Dimensions
9.62 X 1.22 X 12.09 inches | 3.66 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780811221757
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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.
This, TheMidnight, MyEmilyDickinson, TheQuarry, and TheBirthmark.
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

This book is a rare gift for all poetry lovers.--Craig Morgan Teicher
Visual poets around the world will soon be mining these endlessly suggestive fragments.--Marjorie Perloff
This book is a testament to the lasting power of Dickinson's work and a new insight into the way her work arose. It's suitably gorgeous production and lyrical accompanying essays make it a treat for the eye and the mind.
The Gorgeous Nothings works as both an engrossing visual treat and an affecting work of literature, giving us a keen and tangible sense of not only of Dickinson's writing, but of how she wrote.
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 proof that one of our most important poets can still amaze and teach us new thing about the practice of poetry.
The Gorgeous Nothings claims our attention with a new Emily Dickinson. This edition itself is a work of art.--Susan Howe