Annie's unique poetic skills, interweaving craft, spirit, and passion, are well-suited to addressing personal and public events. Her 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.
Part of Annie'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.
To discuss your ideas for a poetry commission, contact Annie.
"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
Listen to Annie's discussion about writing public poetry with Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco at the 2016 Poetry by the Sea Conference:
Read "The Naming," commissioned for the 9-11 memorial at St. John the Divine.