Poetry. "Myrna Stone, in HOW ELSE TO LOVE THE WORLD, seems to ask what can redeem 'the addle and dross the hours devise' (her fine phrase from the title poem). One answer the book provides is 'this carnal life,' whether manifested in human touch or on painted canvas ('stroke of flesh and brush'). The scenes depicted may be tawdry or elegant, voluptuous or corrupt, but Stone's writing is always crisp with precision and civility. Her forms are as diverse as the painters she calls up, from Bruegel to John Singer Sargent. Reading Stone, I think of John Donne. Like him, she delights in wit and desire and the sweet coupling of word and word"--Elton Glaser.
Myrna Stone is the author of HOW ELSE TO LOVE THE WORLD, The Art of Loss, and THE CASANOVA CHRONICLES. Her work has appeared in such journals as Poetry, Ploughshares, TriQuarterly, Boston Review, and Massachusetts Review, and in five anthologies, including BELOVED ON THE EARTH: 150 POEMS OF GRIEF AND GRATITUDE and Flora Poetica: The Chatto Book of Botanical Verse. She is the recipient of two Ohio Arts Council Fellowships in Poetry, a Full Fellowship to Vermont Studio Center, the 2002 Dr. O. Marvin Lewis Poetry Award, and the 2001 Ohio Poet of the Year Award.Author City: GREENVILLE, OH USA