Wed, Apr 13|
An Evening of Poetry with Bianca Stone: What Is Otherwise Infinite
Join Bianca hosting another Bianca reading
Time & Location
Apr 13, 2022, 7:00 PM EDT
About the Event
Please Pheonix Books as we welcome Bianca Stone to our virtual stage for an evening of poetry. Bianca will be reading from her latest collection, What is Otherwise Infinite.
Stone's poems reframe the search for meaning by addressing the self-care and self-perfection complex. Because even though it's natural to want to "fix" our lives—sometimes obsessing over our lives can work against us.— NPR Morning Edition
Written in four sections with incisive and vivid lyrical language, Bianca Stone’s What is Otherwise Infinite considers how we find our place in the world through themes of philosophy, religion, environment, myth, and psychology. “I deal only in the hardest pain-revivers, symbols and tongues,” writes Stone. “I want to tell you only / in the intimacy of our discomfort.”
Populated by Archangels, limping in paradise; by allergies of the soul; the intimacy and danger of motherhood; psychic wounds; and dirty, dirty chocolate layer cake, What is Otherwise Infinite deftly examines our inherent and inherited ideas of how to live, and the experience of the Self—which on one hand is so intensely personal, and on the other, universal.
Bianca Stone is a poet and hybrid artist. Her books include The Mobius Strip Club of Grief (Tin House, 2018), Someone Else's Wedding Vows (Octopus Books and Tin House, 2014) and most recently What is Otherwise Infinite (Tin House, 2022). She teaches classes on poetry and consciousness in Vermont. bianca-stone.com/ Twitter: @biancastone Instagram: @biancastone