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“As I read Silk Poems, I started to take seriously, as Bervin does, the notion that a silkworm could’ve written, with its labial silk glands, these little couplets, and that the silkiness of the text is not merely metaphorical but material, a lifeline extended from Bombyx mori to Homo sapiens, there and back again.

The seventh issue of Manzanita Papers, released March 2022. Thomas Dai recommended Jen Bervin’s Silk Poems.