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Product Details

  • Paperback: 150 pages
  • Publisher: Ugly Duckling Presse (November 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0972768432
  • ISBN-13: 978-0972768436
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5 x 6.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #470,477 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

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, 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-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.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By K. S. Marchetto on July 21, 2013
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Jen Bervin's NETS handles erasure differently from other texts written by the same (or a similar) process. In erasing Shakespeare's sonnets--not all of the sonnets are contained in the finish text of NETS--Bervin leaves so very few words on each page so as to produce elegant, striking vignettes, snapshots of images or ideas. The compiled result is a little surreal, but very rewarding.

I used this text in a class I taught on found poetry, and thought it to be a perfect example of erasure. Highly recommend.
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Jen Bervin is a stunning artist. For most of her projects she takes something that exists and simply adds glitter to it. Nets is unique for the reader who thought Shakespeare would never be a "must read." Nets takes an old world text that the average person has lost interest in and sprinkles it with shiny bits, making it interesting again.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Xuan Wang on February 1, 2010
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this is a graceful little books with two collection of poems inside. it is so beautifully printed, it's a little work of art. it deserves to be had!
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