Nets by Jen BervinNets by Jen Bervin


byJen Bervin

Paperback | October 1, 2004

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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)...
Title:NetsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:130 pages, 6.22 × 6.56 × 0.38 inPublished:October 1, 2004Publisher:Coach House BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0972768432

ISBN - 13:9780972768436

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