Bianca Stone

Bianca Stone is the author of Someone Else’s Wedding Vows (Octopus Books and Tin House, 2014) and Poetry Comics from the Book of Hours (Pleiades Press, 2014). She lives with her husband, the poet Ben Pease, and their daughter, Odette, in Goshen, Vermont.


  • “Bianca Stone is a brilliant transcriber of her generation’s emerging pathology and sensibility.”

    —John Ashbery

  • “A brilliant, wildly imaginative mediation on grief and loss and coping with being human and then not being at all.”


  • “Fantastically unsettling and sparks a serious meditation on grief and family, from a distinctly feminine perspective. 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: she is our Virgilian guide through a wildly conceived purgatorial landscape.”

    The Paris Review

  • “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

    Publishers Weekly, Starred Review