Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Jen Bervin

“Small Infinities—Emily Dickinson’s Manuscripts”

March 28, 2012 4:00 p.m. Meader Rare Book Room

Jen Bervin will focus on visual and verbal conjunctions
in Dickinson’s manuscripts and look at how they intersect
with earlier formal gestures in her herbarium, embroidery
sampler, letters, and editions of books that she read,
marked or altered. Bervin’s large-scale art works will be
on exhibit at the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center, where she
will read from her own poems on March 29 at 7 p.m.

Jen Bervin’s visit is co-sponsored by the Carol Ann
Haenicke Collection of American Women’s Poetry of
Waldo Library, Friends of Waldo Library, the Women’s
Caucus, the Department of English, the Gwen Frostic
Reading Series, and the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center.
She is a WMU Visiting Scholar, nominated by Professor
Nancy Eimers in the Department of English.

2500 Knauss Hall www.wmich.edu/humanities
Kalamazoo, MI 49008 269.387.1811

Jen Bervin’s work brings together text and textile in a practice
that encompasses artist books, poetry, large-scale art works, and
archival research. Her works are in the Getty Museum, Yale and
Stanford Universities, and the Bibliothèque nationale de France.

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