Emily Dickinson’s Envelope Poems

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Artist Jen Bervin and Emily Dickinson scholar Martha Werner discuss putting together the first full-color facsimile edition of Emily Dickinson’s manuscripts ever—a deluxe edition of her late writings, presented exactly as she wrote them on envelopes. The Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson’s Envelope Poems presents all 52 of the envelope writings reproduced life-size in full color both front and back, with an accompanying.

Poem written by Emily Dickinson on an envelope scrap.
Poem written by Emily Dickinson on an envelope scrap.

Gorgeous Nothings, by Emily Dickinson, copyright ©2013 by Christine Burgin and New Directions. Transcription images copyright ©2013 by Jen Bervin and Marta Werner. Reprinted by permission of New Directions Publishing Corp.

Poem written by Emily Dickinson on an envelope scrap.
Poem written by Emily Dickinson on an envelope scrap.

Gorgeous Nothings, by Emily Dickinson, copyright ©2013 by Christine Burgin and New Directions. Transcription images copyright ©2013 by Jen Bervin and Marta Werner. Reprinted by permission of New Directions Publishing Corp.

Poem written by Emily Dickinson on an envelope scrap.
Poem written by Emily Dickinson on an envelope scrap.

Gorgeous Nothings, by Emily Dickinson, copyright ©2013 by Christine Burgin and New Directions. Transcription images copyright ©2013 by Jen Bervin and Marta Werner. Reprinted by permission of New Directions Publishing Corp.

Poem written by Emily Dickinson on an envelope scrap.
Poem written by Emily Dickinson on an envelope scrap.

Gorgeous Nothings, by Emily Dickinson, copyright ©2013 by Christine Burgin and New Directions. Transcription images copyright ©2013 by Jen Bervin and Marta Werner. Reprinted by permission of New Directions Publishing Corp.

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