Ntozake Shange’s generous last words to me six days ago were that she would see me at this show. No question that I’ll be calling her in tonight!
“The Seafarer,” translated from Anglo-Saxon in its original form and with nonsexist language by poet Annie Finch
Join poet and teacher Annie Finch for a life-changing weekend at a gorgeous retreat on the Hudson River
Calling in the spirit of place with poetry and ritual at the Architecture, Culture, and Spirituality Forum.
Healing my blog from the sexist invasion of a sock puppet
Annie Finch speaks out on sexual abuse among writers and poets
Attitudes towards women being drafted have finally changed.
call for writing for an anthology about abortion
Discussion about the significance of meter in poetry
Lately I’ve been starting to take more time sorting through, dipping into, wandering around in, my poetry library—a lifetime’s collection of poetry books filling a half-dozen huge bookcases and a dozen cartons,
It’s National Poem in your Pocket Day. For over a decade, the Academy of American Poets has been encouraging all of us to carry a poem in our pockets on
On Nov 29, a poet named Shannon Barber posted an “Open Letter to The Paris Review” complaining about the poem that venerable literary magazine had chosen to publish under the
On Nov 29, I issued the “Ferguson Ballad Challenge” to express my solidarity with Shannon Barber’s concern that The Paris Review chose to publish the poem it did under the title
Matriarchal societies, models of peace and justice, offer hope for the future of our planet, as this exciting book demonstrates
When you hear the acronym “ISIS” lately, unfortunately, you probably recognize it as an acronym of terror and brutality. This is a shame, because “Isis” is a word that has
If a poet believes in the “channel” model of the self, there is almost a mandate to do everything you can to develop yourself as much as possible, so you
This post was first published at the Poetry Foundation website, www.poetryfoundation.org “It is easy to be a poet, / brim with transparent water….” Carolyn Kizer’s book Mermaids in the Basement was open
Robert Bly’s selection for the Poetry Society of America’s Frost Medal is well-deserved and long-overdue. Bly’s influence on contemporary poetry, with his translations, anthologies, and his spiritual and archetypal aesthetic,
My cousin Charlie Finch, writer and Senior Critic for Artnet Worldwide, sent some words of advice in response to my recent post about Avatar: “I think one needs to tread
As Artist in Residence at Cherry Hill Seminary, I’ll be writing four poems a year for the wonderful pagan community of Cherry Hill. It’s inspiring to be writing for a
Mabon was glorious this year. For the first time, I cast a circle by using the invocations to the directions I wrote to structure my new book of poems. It