Anne Pierson Wiese

Anne Pierson Wiese was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. She is a graduate of Amherst College and the New York University Creative Writing Program.

She is the author of two full-length poetry collections: Floating City (Louisiana State University Press, 2007), winner of the 2006 Walt Whitman Award, selected by Kay Ryan, and Which Way Was North (Louisiana State University Press, 2023).

Wiese was the recipient of the 2019-20 Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship, a 2018 Poetry Fellowship from the South Dakota Arts Council, a 2005 Fellowship in Poetry from the New York Foundation for the Arts, and Second Prize in the 2004 Arvon International Poetry Competition sponsored by the Arvon Foundation in Great Britain. She was also a winner of the 2004 "Discovery"/The Nation Poetry Contest.

Her work has been featured by The Writer’s Almanac, American Life in Poetry, and Poetry Daily.

She lives in Staten Island, New York.