A key piece of Annie Finch's calling as a poet--in the tradition of Norse skalds, West African griots, or Celtic bards—is to create poems that mark and honor moments in our individual or collective lives. Annie's commissions for public occasions have included the Women's Poetry Timeline at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington D.C., a Phi Beta Kappa poem for Yale University, and the 9-11 Memorial at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York.
Annie's unique poetic skills, interweaving craft, spirit, and passion, are well-suited to marking personal and public occasions. To discuss your ideas for a poetry commission, contact Annie.
Recent Public Poetry Commissions
- “The Naming,” Cathedral of St John the Divine, 9-11 Memorial unveiling and permanent installation
- “Wings for the Weavers,” National Museum of Women in the Arts, Women’s Poetry Timeline launch
- “Amulet for Brave Women,” Maine State Legislature Women’s Lobby, Awards Celebration
- “Keys,” Yale University, Phi Beta Kappa celebratory banquet
Like an Olympic ice skater, she makes intricate music look smooth and easy. . .I recommend her with enthusiasm—and awe.” — Molly Peacock, President Emerita, Poetry Society of America