Poetry Comics

Poetry Comics / Bianca Stone

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:: Bliss ::

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From the writer

:: Account ::

Some questions we have about life—no doubt we want them answered. The experience of bliss, in particular, that never comes when we seek it out, but comes uninvited—these images meditate on this anti-pursuit. Little empathetic nightmares that aren’t so bad; the pink women are a chorus; others are green and white in the chaos waiting for bliss to come back. It’s because my brother gave me a book by J. Krishnamurti Commentaries on Living. And that fused with Brassaï’s Paris Nocturne, and it all happened on my coffee table, covered with my evening things. The missing final panel should say: empathize completely.


Bianca Stone is a poet and visual artist. Her books include the poetry collection Someone Else’s Wedding Vows (Tin House/Octopus Books, 2014), and Antigonick, a hybrid collaboration with Anne Carson (New Directions, 2012). She is co-founder and editor of the press Monk Books, and she runs the Ruth Stone Foundation in Vermont and Brooklyn. The Selected Poetry Comics is forthcoming from Pleiades Books.