Jen Bervin is a poet and interdisciplinary artist whose practice involves archival research, artist books, poetry, and large-scale works. She is the co-editor of "The Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson's Envelope Poems" (2012) and a finalist for the Poetry Foundation's 2014 Pegasus Award for Criticism. Her other books include "Draft Notation"(2014), "The Dickinson Composites"(2010), "The Silver Book"(2010), "The Desert"(2014), "A Non-Breaking Space"(2005), and "Nets"(2004). In keeping with her interest in the relationship between text and textile, her more recent book is "the Silk Poems", an experimental book nano-imprinted on silk film.
"Her work - all of it -engages the eye, the hand, the ear, and the mind. Her artistry is vast and inclusive, by finesse and intelligence, by curiosity, forbearance, and vision." -Mary Ruefle
Artist Website: http://www.jenbervin.com
Series made possible in part by the Charles D. and Marjorie J. Thompson Visiting Poet Fund.
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