BOOK EVENT & RECEPTION
Bianca Stone will read from, discuss and sign her new collection of poetry, The Möbius Strip Club of Grief.
Poetry will be read, books will be available for purchase and to be signed. Light refreshments & wine will be served.
Saturday, March 3, 4:30 p.m.
“Bianca Stone is a brilliant transcriber of her generation’s emerging pathology and sensibility.” —John Ashbery
The Möbius Strip Club of Grief is a collection of poems that weave in and out of a burlesque purgatory where the living pay—dearly, with both money and conscience—to watch the dead perform scandalous acts otherwise unseen: “$20 for five minutes. I’ll hold your hand in my own,” one ghost says. “I’ll tell you you were good to me.” Like Dante before her, Stone positions herself as the living poet passing through and observing the land of the dead. She imagines a feminist Limbo where women run the show and create a space to navigate the difficulties endured in life. With a nod to her grandmother Ruth Stone’s poem “The Möbius Strip of Grief,” Stone creates a labyrinthine underworld as a way to confront and investigate complicated family relationships in the hopes of breaking the never-ending cycle of grief.
Bianca Stone is the author of Someone Else's Wedding Vows and Poetry Comics from the Book of Hours. She lives with her husband, the poet Ben Pease, and their daughter, Odette, in Goshen, Vermont.
The event is free and open to the public.
Books will be available for purchase at the event. Can't make it to the event? You can order signed, personalized copies. Simply call the store at 802-388-2061.