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Dara Wier

Remnants of Hannah

Remnants of Hannah

By Dara Barrois/Dixon (née Dara Wier)

  • Remember when I told you about the memory competitions?

    Memories, apologies, and misunderstanding compete in this series of lyric poems that are intricately connected in their ability to recollect and speak to one another. A deftly woven tenth collection from a respected poet with a rapidly ascending reputation.

  • I like this about Wier--a generosity. She offers the same openness in her lines, which read, again, as the self catching and setting free signals of the world.
    Olivia Cronk, Bookslut

    I like the deceptively-clear statements to Wier’s poems, her prose-stares that wind their way across the page in ways that poems are supposed to, and even not supposed to. There is a wonderful sense of gracefulness to these poems, and thus, the entire collection, which make me glad to have heard of her at all, and make me want to find at least one of her nine previous poetry books.
    Rob Mclennan

    Wier seems to bypass traditions of narrative and the surreal to communicate the loss of sense, politically, patriotically. She uses vertiginous distances, and quiet allusions and metaphors from nature and the shapes of thought. All these qualities add up to a lyrical interrogation of America, one devoid of pop diction, and cluttering references.
    Cynthia Arrieu King, Octopus Magazine

    The beauty of this collection of poems is most stunningly revealed in the deliberate repetition of images, words, objects, and phrases, all of which create a web that replicates the interconnectedness of events, emotions, and things to one another.
    Amanda McGuire, Mid-America Review

  • Dara Barrois/Dixon (née Dara Wier) is the author of Tolstoy Killed Anna Karenina (Wave Books, 2022). Other titles include In the Still of the Night (Wave Books, 2017), You Good Thing (Wave Books, 2014), Reverse Rapture (Verse Press, 2005), Hat on a Pond (Verse Press, 2002) and Voyages in English (Carnegie Mellon, 2001).  She has received awards from the Lannan Foundation, American Poetry Review, The Poetry Center Book Award, Guggenheim Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts and Massachusetts Cultural Council have generously supported her work. Limited editions include (X in Fix)(2003) from Rain Taxi’s brainstorm series), Thru (2019) and Two Poems (2021) from Scram, and forthcoming in 2022,  Nine Poems from Incessant Pipe. With James Tate, she rescued The Lost Epic of Arthur Davidson Ficke, published by Waiting for Godot Books. Poems can be found in Granta, Volt, Conduit,, Incessant Pipe, Biscuit Hill, blush, can we have our ball back, Itinerant, American Poetry Review, Octopus, Gulf Coast, and The Nation. She’s been poet-in-residence at the University of Montana, University of Texas Austin, Emory University, and the University of Utah; she was the 2005 Louis Rubin chair at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia.  She lives and works in factory hollow in Western Massachusetts.


Publication Date: September 1, 2006

ISBN# 9781933517087 (5.5x8 72pp, paperback)
ISBN# 9781933517094 (5.5x8 72pp, limited edition hardcover)

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