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Nets
     

Nets

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by Jen Bervin
 

ISBN-10: 0972768432

ISBN-13: 9780972768436

Pub. Date: 11/01/2003

Publisher: Ugly Duckling Presse


Poetry. "Jen Bervin has reimagined Shakespeare as our true contemporary. Her little poems sing"—Paul Auster. In NETS, poet and artist Jen Bervin strips Shakespeare's sonnets "bare to the nets," chiseling away at the familiar lines to reveal surprising new poems, while pointing obliquely at the unavoidably intertextual ground of writing. Using visual

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Poetry. "Jen Bervin has reimagined Shakespeare as our true contemporary. Her little poems sing"—Paul Auster. In NETS, poet and artist Jen Bervin strips Shakespeare's sonnets "bare to the nets," chiseling away at the familiar lines to reveal surprising new poems, while pointing obliquely at the unavoidably intertextual ground of writing. Using visual compositional strategies as effectively as verbal ones, Bervin allows the discarded text to remain on the page as a ghostly presence, while she highlights the marginal line-numbers that allude to the sonnets' canonization.

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ISBN-13:
9780972768436
Publisher:
Ugly Duckling Presse
Publication date:
11/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
150
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 6.40(h) x 0.50(d)

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Nets 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is an incredible re-envisioning of Shakespeare's sonnets. Bervin strips them down, pulling out the words that matter to her and making of each one a small, terse, and brilliant poem. The printing is great too: the sonnets themselves in gray type (standing in the background, as it were), with Bervin's chosen words in black. Buy and read this book.