This debut collection of poems is centered around the idea of place. Wiese personifies mundane locales and ordinary objects, filling them with life, emotions, and new meanings all their own. She emphasizes the importance of transcending our daily routines to truly absorb the world as though we were experiencing it for the first time. Although many of these poems are set in New York City, natural environments like botanical gardens often take center stage.

Floating City: Poems 2007, Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge

ISBN-13: 9780807132357

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