Silk Poems
Poetry | $15.95
paperback, 192 pages, 5 x 7 in
Publication Date: forthcoming
ISBN: 978-1-937-65872-4

Silk Poems takes silk as subject and form, exploring its cultural, scientific, and linguistic complexities

In conjunction with Tufts University’s Silk Lab’s cutting-edge research on liquified silk, Jen Bervin wrote a poem composed in a six-character chain that corresponds to the DNA structure of silk; modeled on the way a silkworm applies filament to its cocoon. This poem, written from the perspective of the silkworm, explores the cultural, scientific, and linguistic complexities of silk written inside the body.

“She makes connections between things that most of us would leave unconnected. Her artistry is vast and inclusive, by finesse and intelligence, by curiosity, wonder, forebearance, and vision.” —Mary Ruefle