Anne Pierson Wiese was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Currently, she lives in South Dakota with her husband, writer Ben Miller. She is the author of FLOATING CITY, published by Louisiana State University Press, and the recipient of awards including a Discovery/THE NATION Poetry Award, the Walt Whitman Award, given by Academy of American Poets, and the Amy Lowell Travelling Scholarship. Her second poetry collection, WHICH WAY WAS NORTH, was published in Fall 2023 by Louisiana State University Press.
WHICH WAY WAS NORTH
"Anne Pierson Wiese's hauntingly direct poems take us into the bone vault of America where we can hear a heartbeat." —Henri Cole
Which Way Was North, the second collection of poems by Anne Pierson Wiese, includes work from her years in New York City and her years in South Dakota. Here, she creates a new territory of the mind that invites the reader to see similarity as well as difference between these distinct regions of America.