Shop > Artists' Books


The Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson's Envelope Poems

Emily Dickinson
New Directions
Artists' Books
24 × 31 × 3 cm

The Gorgeous Nothings — the first full-color facsimile edition of Emily Dickinson’s manuscripts ever to appear — is a deluxe edition of her late writings, presenting this crucially important, experimental late work exactly as she wrote it on scraps of envelopes. A never-before-possible glimpse into the process of one of our most important poets.The book presents all the envelope writings — 52 — reproduced life-size in full color both front and back, with an accompanying transcription to aid in the reading, allowing us to enjoy this little-known but important body of Dickinson’s writing. Envisioned by the artist Jen Bervin and made possible by the extensive research of the Dickinson scholar Marta L. Werner, this book offers a new understanding and appreciation of the genius of Emily Dickinson.

  1. The Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson’s Envelope Poems

Related Items

  1. Robert Walser: Thirty Poems
  2. Emily Jacir & Susan Buck-Morss
  3. Emily Goodden: Hell Passport, Volume 1
  4. Emily Smit-Dicks: Cabinet
  5. Bardia Sinaee: Salamander Festival
  6. Shary Boyle and Emily Vey Duke: The Illuminations Project
  7. Daniel Olson: Lost Neighbourhood
  8. Emily Vey Duke: I’d Rather be Polymorphous Perverse
  9. Emily Smit-Dicks: Broken Flowers
  10. The Coming Envelope, Issue 9, Winter 2014
  11. Robin Klassnik Yellow Postal Sculpture Envelope
  12. Setup Issue 3
  13. Setup Issue 2
  14. Chris Boni: Poems Done
  15. Emily Ferretti - Everyday
  16. David Robilliard: The Yes No Quality of Dreams
  17. Sarah Nasby: Italicized Envelope and Card
  18. Rick Myers: Paper Poems
  19. Alec Finlay: Mesostic Laboratorium (Notebook)
  20. Yvonne Rainer: Poems
  21. Brandon Downing: Mellow Actions
  22. Natalie Czech: I can not repeat what I hear
  23. Emily Smit-Dicks and Josh Thorpe: The Unexpected
  24. Unstable Ground
  25. Michael Dickman
  26. Alec Finlay: Bynames Handkerchief
  27. Faye Coral Johnson: Humm. Buzz. Drone.
  28. West Street
  29. Komma (after Dalton Trumbo’s..Johnny Got His Gun)
  30. Eleanor Brown: 30 Days in September
  31. Terence Reeves: Genuine Hickory