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Envelope Poems [Hardcover]

by Dickinson, Emily / Bervin, Jen (EDT) / Werner, Marta (EDT)

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Another gorgeous co-publication with the Christine Burgin Gallery, the Envelope Poems is a compact clothbound gift book, a full-color selection from The Gorgeous Nothings

Although a very prolific poet - and arguably America’s greatest - Emily Dickinson (1830–1886) published fewer than a dozen of her eighteen hundred poems. Instead, she created at home small handmade books. When, in her later years, she stopped producing these, she was still writing a great deal, and at her death she left behind many poems, drafts, and letters. It is among the makeshift and fragile manuscripts of Dickinson’s later writings that we find the envelope poems gathered here. These manuscripts on envelopes (recycled by the poet with marked New England thrift) were written with the full powers of her late, most radical period. Intensely alive, these envelope poems are charged with a special poignancy - addressed to no one and everyone at once.

Full-color facsimiles are accompanied by Marta L. Werner and Jen Bervin’s pioneering transcriptions of Dickinson’s handwriting. Their transcriptions allow us to read the texts, while the facsimiles let us see exactly what Dickinson wrote (the variant words, crossings-out, dashes, directional fields, spaces, columns, and overlapping planes).

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9780811225823
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Item Type English Books (Hardcover)
Publication Date 2016/10
Publisher New Directions (US)
ISBN 9780811225823
Size/Pages 95p

DESCRIPTION

"The Envelope Poems is a small gift-book selection of Emily Dickinson's writings on envelope scraps. A full-color edition, The Envelope Poems presents a selection in facsimile publication of her crucially important, most experimental late work. The Envelope Poems is a selection from a larger collection, previously co-published by New Directions and Christine Burgin: Emily Dickinson's The Gorgeous Nothings, a project created by the visual artist Jen Bervin and the noted Dickinson scholar Marta L. Werner, which presented all of Emily Dickinson's late compositions on envelopes. The Envelope Poems collects color facsimiles of 30 of her envelope writings with visual transcriptions by Bervin and Werner. This selection of these facsimiles of Dickinson's late work on envelopes makes this poetry available in a small, affordable gift-size cloth edition" --

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  • I Hope You Stay

  • 2
  • If They Come for ...

  • 3
  • Wishes, Lies, and...

  • 4
  • Posthumous Cantos

  • 5
  • The Odyssey