Emily Dickinson's Envelope Poems The Gorgeous Nothings by Jen Nevin, Marta Werner and Susan Howe

The Gorgeous Nothings is the first full-color publication of Emily Dickinson’s complete envelope writings in facsimile from her visually stunning manuscripts, here in a deluxe, large-scale edition

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.
  •  Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: New Directions / Christine Burgin; 1 edition (October 29, 2013)

Available now for purchase, Emily Dickinson

or directly from the publishing company,  New Directions


Kevin Marsh said…
Hello Kimberly,

A lovely photograph, she must have been very young here. I guess that when she was writing her poetry paper was not as readily available as today so envelopes were just the job!
Thank you for sharing.
Kimberly Eve said…
Hi Kevin,
It's strange to us now I know to see envelopes being used to write! The envelopes are part of her surviving collection preserved at Amherst in Massachusetts,I believe. It should be an interesting book! Thanks for the comment.