Hat On A Pond by Dara Wier

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Dara Wier’s poems call to mind "the philosophical comedy of Wallace Stevens and Wislawa Szymborska . . . [and] draw a reader away from a recognizable world into one in which women waltz with bears, houseflies chat with colonels, and the absence of sound makes a material presence."—Harvard Review


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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.
Published October 31, 2001 by Wave Books. 128 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Wier's exuberant poems often organize themselves as catalogues or lists—of actions, of things, of sights, of related adverbial phrases—so that any one poem in this thick, eclectic eighth book of verse (Wier's third in four years) can include almost anything.

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