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“Remember when I told you about the memory competitions?” asks Dara Wier in her latest collection. 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.
Paperback, 72 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by Wave Books
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Valerie
Sep 04, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry, female-writer
Dara Wier is a local poet. Since I haven't been in Massachusetts long, I am trying to do what I can to make myself feel at home. Part of that is that I'm going to try to read local poets and authors. I started my project with with Dara Wier.

I heard a couple of poems at a reading we were both involved in, and I liked the poems. I also heard one of her poems on the Poetry magazine audio site. The one on the audio site is Holidays was good, but it was kind of generic and not representative of Wier'
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secondwomn
Jan 24, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2008, poetry
i may be somewhat biased since i just had an amazing workshop experience with dara wier (and since she gave us this book gratis). however, i like her syntax. i like the way her words rub up against each other. i like the ways that she reuses images but still makes them work in different ways in different poems: the ants, for instance.
Sharon
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Delightful! One of my favorite poets' best.
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Dara Wier's books include You Good Thing (Wave Books 2013), Selected Poems (Wave Books 2011), Remnants of Hannah (Wave Books 2006), Hat On a Pond (Verse Press 2002), and Voyages in English (Carnegie Mellon 2001). Reverse Rapture (Verse Press 2005), a book length poem in nine-line stanzas in nine-stanza pieces, was selected by Stephen Rodefer for the 2006 Poetry Center Book Award from The American ...more
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