461 Bartlett Hall
Amherst, MA 0l003
Professor and Director of MFA Program
Educated at Longwood College, B.S., 1971; Bowling Green University, M.F.A
Areas of specialty: Poetry; Contemporary poetry; American literature; form and theory of poetry.
Wier is the author of Hat on a Pond , nominated for a Phi Beta Kappa Award; Voyages in English; Our Master Plan; Blue for the Plough; The Book of Knowledge; All You Have in Common; The 8-Step Grapevine; and Blood, Hook & Eye. Recent work has appeared in the Best American Poetry and The Pushcart Prize Anthology. Her awards include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. She is also a recipient of the Jerome J. Shestack Prize from the American Poetry Review.