Annie Finch is the author or editor of more than twenty books of poetry, plays, translation, literary essays, textbooks, and anthologies, including the poetry collections Eve (1997), Calendars (2003), and Spells: New and Selected Poems (2012), and the long poems The Encyclopedia of Scotland (1982) and Among the Goddesses: An Epic Libretto in Seven Dreams (2009). Calendars was shortlisted for the Foreword Poetry Book of the Year Award, and Eve reissued in the Carnegie Mellon Classic Contemporaries series in 2010. Other honors include the Robert Fitzgerald Award and the Sarasvati Award for Poetry. Finch’s poetry is represented in anthologies including The Penguin Book of the Sonnet, The Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century American Poetry, and The Norton Anthology of World Poetry.
Finch's music, art, and theater collaborations include the opera Marina (American Opera Projects, 2003). Her work has been translated into numerous languages, and she has performed her poetry across the U.S. and in Canada, Europe, and Africa. Her books about poetry include A Formal Feeling Comes (1993), The Ghost of Meter (1994), Carolyn Kizer: Perspectives (2001), An Exaltation of Forms (2003), The Body of Poetry (2004), Villanelles (2010) and A Poet's Craft: A Comprehensive Guide to Making and Sharing Your Poetry (2012). Finch holds degrees from Yale University, University of Houston, and Stanford University. She has taught at several universities, most recently the University of Southern Maine where she served for nine years as director of the Stonecoast MFA Program. She lives on the coast of Maine.
Poems By ANNIE FINCH
Articles By ANNIE FINCH
- The Poetry of Autumn
Forget spring. Fall is the season for poetry.
- Visiting Carolyn Kizer
Mentorship from a woman poet is no small thing.
- Widening the Conversation
Edward Hirsch holds forth on his Poet’s Glossary.
- Winter Poetry
Poems to help you get through the rest of the chill, frost, and darkness.
Blog Posts By ANNIE FINCH
- Spiralling Spells: On Making a Selected Poems
- Amy Lowell: Wings and Windows
- (I)nhabit or Cont(I)mplate
- Are we not yet I?
- Couplets for Mistress Bradstreet?!
More blog posts by Annie Finch (65 posts)
- Poetry Diplomacy in the Congo
- Dante in the Cathedral
- Villanelles Rock Bowery Poetry Club
- Bringing poetry to market
- Form and Suffering
- Audacity of Voice: The Poet as Actor, Michael Maglaras' Hiawatha Marathon, and How I Made my CD
- Place, Time, Consciousness: Three New Political Anthologies
- Dead Poets Remembrance Day: Putting America's Dead Poets Back on the Map
- Flowers From Algernon
- Women's Poetry on the Inhale . . .
- Kegels For Poets
- Shades of the Eighteenth Century: Anne Finch, Quincy Troupe, and the Rock Me Ode
- The Poetry Walk
- "Firm Light": cummings' Erotica
- On Being Started By a Blog
- A Moment with Maxine (and Robert and Henry)
- A Post of Posts
- A Toast for the Fathers
- Four Ears: the Curse of the Metrical Code
- Marxist Hexameter: Genevieve Taggard in a Heroic Measure--now with audio!
- Why I Am a Woman Poet
- Overheard at the West Chester Poetry Conference
- An Evening with Forugh: Iranian Poetry Night
- Romantic Re-volutions
- Sadness and Peepers
- Chillin' More With the Villies
- Women's Work: The Poetic Justice Forum
- Where Are You, General Audience?
- Bright College Fears
- Discovering Dunbar
- S.O.S. for Salt
- Facebook & the New Poetry Community
- Eileen and Me (1982)
- Happy Mother's Day, to Foremothers, Poet-Moms, and Maggie
- A Beltane Offering for Craig Arnold
- Tubers Dripping
- I Am Looking for Anapests, Please
- Poetry in the Community: The Police Poetry Project
- Petra's Poem, Life Lines, Lyric
- Occasioning Poetry
- Helen Adam and Jack Spicer: Birds of the Fifties
- The Wide Ecstasies of Influence
- A Quote from Simone Weil . . .
- Face Forward: The Poets House Annual Showcase of Poetry Books
- I, Too, Am a Vegetable: The Whitman Parodies
- Plath as a Major Poet: A Thread from WOM-PO
- Trochees: An African American Tradition
- Poetry in Notion: What Does That Word Mean Anyway?
- Hands-On Poetry: Self-Publishing, Book Arts, and the Dusie Kollektiv
- Moore's "What Are Years": How Does This Poem Be?
- Breaking News: Poetry Discussion with Robert Pinsky at Slate This Week
- Listening to Poetry
- Marina Tsvetaeva and the Poet-Pair
- Poetry Out Loud Outloud Outloud Aloud Aloud Aloud Aloud
- A Dust of Syllables
- Women Poets & Mentorship
- AWP, The Poetic Morning After
- Letter from London
Audio & PodcastsPoem of the Day Poem of the Day Poem of the Day Poetry Off the Shelf
Poetry Gone Cold
Annie Finch explores the metaphorical meaning of winter.