Dara Wier was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her ten books include Remnants of Hannah and Reverse Rapture. A Selected Poems is forthcoming. Her poems can be found in Best American Poetry and other anthologies, as well as various literary journals. The Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the American Poetry Review have supported her work. She’s a member of the poetry faculty and director of the MFA program for poets and writers, and co-director of the Juniper Initiative for Literary Arts and Action at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.