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Bianca is a poet and artist, and is the author of the chapbook Someone Else's Wedding Vows from Argos Books. She has been published in such magazines as Best American Poetry 2011, Conduit, and American Poetry Review. She is the cofounder and editor of Monk Books. Her next book, Antigonick, a new kind of comic book, and collaboration with Anne Carson, will be out in 2012 from New Directions. She lives in Brooklyn with the poet Ben Pease and their cat Commander Riker.

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  • Daniel Silliman October 25, 2010, 8:20 pm

    I like this a lot.

    Interestingly, I think it could also work as a video poem.

  • Anonymous October 25, 2010, 8:39 pm

    definitely. the framing moves like a camera. interestingly enough, i think film, poetry, and comic books are all intimately related arts.

  • Daniel Silliman October 26, 2010, 6:34 am

    Comics and film are so intertwined, especially in this age of comic book movie mayhem, that it’s easy to assume that connection and think no more of it. Adding poetry as a third term to the group raises the question: what is it the three have in common?

    For one thing, I think, pacing.

  • Anonymous October 26, 2010, 6:53 am

    pacing is definitely a part of it. i think montage is another. i was stunned when i read sergei eisenstein’s essay on montage because it was very much like ezra pound’s essay on metaphor from ABCs of reading (both essays are highly recommended). both eisenstein and pound lie at the foundations of their respective modern arts and i have to think there is something there that they hold in common. i wrote an essay on the commonalities between the two essays; i might have to dig it out now…if i can find it!

    comic books also have a sort of visual pacing. i must admit that i am not the biggest fan of comic books, but i can immediately appreciate the mechanics of how they work and how its similar to film and poetry. something though about comic books that confuse my brain. i have yet to put my finger on it, though.

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