Poetry. "Like Seurat's Grande Jatte, Roussel's Nouvelles Impressions d'Afrique and Stein's Stanzas in Meditation, Dara Wier's Reverse Rapture is a mosaic whose colossal proportions contradict the mundane character of its countless self-contained tesserae. It may not be for the faint of heart--most intense experiences aren't--but those who stay with it will find themselves face to face with a world whose eerily sharp focus suggests recent satellite photographs of Mars. And they will never be the same again"--John Ashbery. Wier is the author of nine collections of poetry, and teaches in the MFA program at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.
Dara Wier is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT (Wave Books, 2017), YOU GOOD THING (Wave Books, 2013), SELECTED POEMS (Wave Books, 2009), REMNANTS OF HANNAH (Wave Books, 2006), REVERSE RAPTURE (Verse Press, 2005; 2006 SFSU Poetry Center Book Award) HAT ON A POND (Verse Press, 2002), and Voyages in English, (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2001). Also among her works are the limited editions (X in Fix) in Rain Taxi's Brainstorm Series, Fly on the Wall (Oat City Press, 1996), and The Lost Epic, co-written with James Tate (Waiting for Godot Books, 1999). Her poetry has been supported by fellowships and awards from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the American Poetry Review. She teaches workshops and form and theory seminars and directs the MFA program for poets and writers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and co-directs the University of Massachusetts' Juniper Initiative for Literary Arts and Action. Each June she teaches a poetry workshop for the Juniper Summer Institute. Her editing work includes publishing limited edition chapbooks and broadsides with Factory Hollow Press, North Amherst, Massachusetts, a small independent press she co- founded with Emily Pettit and Guy Pettit.Author City: NORTH AMHERST, MA USA