Anne Pierson Wiese

b. 1964
Poet, author, and playwright Anne Wiese grew up in Brooklyn. A graduate of Amherst College and the New York University Graduate Writing Workshop, Wiese’s first collection of poems, Floating City (2007), was selected by Kay Ryan for a Walt Whitman Award in 2006. In her judge’s citation, Ryan noted, “Wiese’s poems read so easily and pleasurably that one hardly realizes one has been confidently moved to a slightly different dimension, a world resembling ours but better observed.” 

Wiese is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including a Fellowship in Poetry from the New York Foundation for the Arts and a Poetry Prize from the Writers@Work Fellowship Competition, among others.

She currently lives and works in New York City.

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POET’S REGION U.S., Mid-Atlantic

LIFE SPAN 1964–

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Poet, author, and playwright Anne Wiese grew up in Brooklyn. A graduate of Amherst College and the New York University Graduate Writing Workshop, Wiese’s first collection of poems, Floating City (2007), was selected by Kay Ryan for a Walt Whitman Award in 2006. In her judge’s citation, Ryan noted, “Wiese’s poems read so easily and pleasurably that one hardly realizes one has been confidently moved to a slightly different . . .

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Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

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