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The Silver Book
The Silver Book

Jen Bervin

Poetry | $12 $10
Out of Print"Within each word and phrase the reader is slipping, getting pulled"

$25 : Special Edition
Signed and numbered, limited to 50 copies
Facsimile edition, on felt-finish Mohawk paper

Excerpt ˇ


write to get lost in the day — get

the time from friends — make them a

memorable meal and forget what you made

— write — we are tasting new peaches

— all the time — write you waste

nothing — write nothing is wasted on

you —

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About the Author

Jen Bervin
Jen Bervin is a Brooklyn-based visual artist and writer whose works often combine text and textiles with strong conceptual elements and a minimalist’s eye for the poetic and essential. Her work has been exhibited internationally and is held in more than thirty collections, including The Walker Art Center and The J. Paul Getty Museum. She has published eight books, including Emily Dickinson: The Gorgeous Nothings, named a Best Book of the Year by Hyperallergic and The New Yorker. Jen Bervin’s work receives support from Creative Capital and the Rauschenberg Foundation and can be viewed on her website.