About Dara Wier

Ms. Wier was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. She received her M.F.A from Bowling Green. Her book, Reverse Rapture (2005), received the 2006 SFSU Poetry Center Book Award and Our Master Plan (1998), received the Phi Beta Kappa Award. Her work has been included in recent volumes of Best American Poetry and The Pushcart Prize Anthology. 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. In 2005 she held the Rubin Distinguished Chair at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. She teaches workshops and form and theory seminars and directs the MFA program for poets and writers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she lives with her husband, the poet James Tate. She generously agreed to participate in this website when it was just an inkling and the Louisiana Poetry Project is indebted to her for her support.


Selected Poems (Wave Books, 2009)

Remnants of Hannah (Wave Books, 2006)

Reverse Rapture (Verse Press, 2005)

Hat on a Pond (Verse Press, 2001)

Voyages in English (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2001)

Our Master Plan (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 1999)

Blue for the Plough (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 1990)

The Book of Knowledge (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 1987)

All You Have in Common (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 1984)

The 8-Step Grapevine (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 1980)

Blood, Hook & Eye (University of Texas Press, 1977, 1980)