Dara Wier is the author of numerous collections of poetry. Her new book, IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT is just out by Wave Books. Other works include 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, 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), 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. In 2005 she held the Rubin Distinguished Chair at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia.
Her work has appeared in American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Conduit, Denver Quarterly, The Fairytale Review, Hollins Critic, jubilat, New American Writing, slope and Volt, among other magazines.
Lava Lakes and Petrified Forests in the Afterlife
I watched a roomful of faces exert effort to remain unrevealed