Someone Else's Wedding Vows

Someone Else's Wedding Vows

Title:Someone Else's Wedding Vows
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781935639749
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:88 pages

Someone Else’s Wedding Vows reflects on the different forms of love, which can be both tremendously joyous and devastatingly destructive. The title poem confronts a human ritual of marriage from the standpoint of a wedding photographer. Within the tedium and alienation of the ceremony, the speaker grapples with a strange human hopefulness. In this vein, Stone explores our everyday patterns and customs, and in doing so, exposes them for their complexities. Drawing on the neurological, scientific, psychological, and even supernatural, this collection confronts the difficulties of love and family. Stone rankles with a desire to understand, but the questions she asks are never answered simply. These poems stroll along the abyss, pointing towards the absurdity of our choices. They recede into the imaginative in order to understand and translate the distressing nature of reality. It is a bittersweet question this book raises: Why we are like this? There is no easy answer. So while we look down at our hands, perplexed, Someone Else’s Wedding Vows raises a glass to the future.


    Someone Else's Wedding Vows Reviews

  • Jason

    Stone's poetry does what, in my humble opinion, all good, well-written poetry should do: It confuses; it enlightens; it challenges; it pulls one by the hand, puts its lips up to your ear and whispers ...

  • Michael

    from Someone Else's Wedding Vows by Bianca StoneLetterJust before dawn the kings come outand plant the heads of their children in the ground.I am walking the long passageway to the bathroomwhere a met...

  • Kevin

    I like her formal use of the word "Monsieur" in the long poem of the same name (filled with a bitter sort of sweetness). I also liked the other long poem, "Practicing Vigilance." A lot of great lines ...

  • J.A.

    This book hails words. Each poem is pressurized with magnificent tone, forged with the tidy and clever lingo of a poet who knows how to wield language. This is the real deal....

  • Christina Baswell

    This is navel-gazing that does not come off as obnoxiously self-centered. It was oracular and simultaneously down to earth. She may just be my new favorite poet....

  • Hannah

    Even in the window box we fiteven in the dog's collapsed graveeven in the wreckand everyday-Even MoonSomeone Else's Wedding Vows is poet Bianca Stone's full length debut collection. A raw, emotional,...

  • Sharon

    A new favorite. I haven't genuinely felt something (by 'feeling' I mean literal chills) from poetry from a long while. Throughout the course of the book, I began to develop an affection for the author...

  • Will

    I struggled with this collection. Bianca Stone certainly knows her way around words often writing evocative imagery and breathtaking phrases but I often get lost in her poems. ...

  • Danielle

    I never thought I'd read a poem inspired by Star Trek: Voyager. Happy that the one in this book is so very good....

  • S.

    Really drawn to this. I've finished it, but will be carrying it around for awhile. ...