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Nets
By (author): Jen Bervin
9780972768436 Paperback, Trade English POETRY / American / General Oct 01, 2004
$14.00 CAD
Out of print 6.56 x 6.22 x 0.38 in 130 pages Coach House Books Ugly Duckling Presse
Bervin shows us ways in which we might open up pre- or over-determined uses of past structures without erasing them-making the poems all the more complex by their refusal to dislocate. Her Nets is context responsive and responsible, without the knot of lyric-envy and linguistic guilt of many contemporary poems that pillage the past for strangeness, or worse, for an energetic imagination that might impersonate the writer's. -Christine Hume, Aufgabe. Process note from Jen Bervin: I stripped Shakespeare's sonnets bare to the 'nets' to make the space of the poems open, porous, possible-a divergent elsewhere. When we write poems, the history of poetry is with us, pre-inscribed in the white of the page; when we read or write poems, we do it with or against this palimpsest."

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 (2004), and Nets (UDP 2004). Bervin's work has been shown at The WalkerArt Center and The WrightExhibition 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, Bibliothèque 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-largefor jubilat. Bervin teaches poetry in the low-residency Writing MFA program at Vermont College of Fine Arts, and lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. www.jenbervin.com

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