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Ups and downs, uneven passions and sometimes apparently random associations are the paradoxical constant in this first Selected from Wier (Remnants of Hannah), drawn (without new work) on eight published books of short poems. Wier—now much esteemed as a teacher of poets at the University of Massachusetts–Amherst—began with tight lines haunted by disappointments: poems of the 1970s and 1980s portray a desperate writer with a void, or a nightmare, inside: A nail had come loose from a vortex/ she'd driven. To move through this chronological selection is to see Wier grow more whimsical, in her titles (Nine Sunflowers Standing Seven Feet High Wintering Over in a Snowy Field) and in her verse, with surreal or nonsensical lists: A pencil sharpener ascends Mt. Everest./ A bus believes it is a thumbtack./ A baby turns itself inside out and nobody notices... Two doorways fall in love. Such phrases, in verse and in prose poems, recall Wier's companion, James Tate. Strangest and farthest from prose sense, and farthest from Tate, are the investigations of Reverse Rapture (2005): (so we deviated) (we variegated) (you were the/ marshal of that parade). Such poems are not whimsies but quizzical visions, or dreams, in which readers might try hard to get lost. (Sept.)
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About the Author

Dara Wier is the author of numerous collections of poetry, most recently Remnants of Hannah (Wave Books, 2006) and Reverse Rapture (Verse Press, 2005). She is the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, including from the Guggenheim Foundation and the NEA. She lives in Massachusetts, where she teaches and directs the MFA writing program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 206 pages
  • Publisher: Wave Books; First Edition edition (September 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1933517387
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933517384
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 1 x 8.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,474,309 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Simon Barrett 'Il Penseroso' on April 13, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Was gonna title this 'Wier,D'. (Sorry, how to resist?)

School of Stein, with better jokes.

She is partial to: questions
(and (yes(lately)) brackets)
- although she does not affect the 'O'Haran' inverted comma, alas. But maybe we need more questions in poems? Who can say?

This book was/is hard to rate. A mite insubstantial for a 30-year retrospective? Questions, questions...
But try Faux Self-portrait of You on p182. No, really - go on! (And the next one...)
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