For the poem to fully exist on the page, it takes full involvement with another’s psyche. The breath of the poem embodies the original writer, in air and nerve. Poetry is a medium of participation, what is called a dyad. It highlights our embedded unconscious
Bianca Stone is a poet and visual artist. Her books include Someone Else’s Wedding Vows (Tin House & Octopus Books, 2014), and The Mobius Strip Club of Grief (Tin House, 2018). Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Baffler and Poetry Magazine. She lives in Vermont where she is co-founder, Creative Director and teacher at The Ruth Stone House, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting poetry and letterpress book arts. Her newest collection, What is Otherwise Infinite, will be out in January, 2022 from Tin House.