The Mobius Strip Club of Grief

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Tin House Books
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5.6 X 0.6 X 8.4 inches | 0.35 pounds
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About the Author
Bianca Stone is the author of The Möbius Strip Club of Grief (Tin House, 2018), Someone Else's Wedding Vows (Octopus Books and Tin House, 2014), and Poetry Comics from the Book of Hours (Pleiades Press, 2016). She lives with her husband, the poet Ben Pease, and their daughter, Odette, in Goshen, Vermont.
[A] collection that features a bravely vulnerable beating heart hidden beneath layers of irony and clever misdirection. Stone is the child of her muses, Sexton and Emily Dickinson, and it is an odd but delightful union.--Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
Bianca Stone's lyricism outright rejects the Wordsworthian definition, 'emotion recollected in tranquility'; there is nothing tranquil about these poems or the state in which they were written. Grief, loss, and disappointment are transferred to a landscape of wild objects and associations. We are propelled along by abrupt changes in perspective and dimension. Bianca Stone is a brilliant transcriber of her generation's emerging pathology and sensibility.--John Ashbery
Fantastically unsettling and sparks a serious meditation on grief and family, from a distinctly feminine perspective. . . . [Stone] populates her poems with characters that range from Emily Dickinson to her grandmother, and the result is the feeling that we are witnessing a soul's intimate reckoning with life. Many poets have attempted to imagine the afterlife, and Stone's addition to the tradition disrupts it in the best way.--The Paris Review, Staff Pick
[A] brilliant, wildly imaginative mediation on grief and loss and coping with being human and then not being at all.--NYLON
Stone follows grief--and its many manifestations--through a salacious, serpentine strip-club underworld . . . sharply observed, wryly playful, and fiercely defiant.--Booklist
Perhaps the most intriguing of the upcoming releases . . . The Möbius strip is easy to construct but for those who enter such a space, escape is impossible--a situation readers may find themselves in when they start reading these stellar poems.--Signature Reads
The Möbius Strip Club of Grief showcases a talent who is bold, original and highly attuned to human suffering, though the collection is not without moments of humor. Stone's wild and ingenious exhibitionism exposes the psyche's innermost sensitivities--a literary strip club for the soul.--Shelf Awareness