Annie Finch’s beautiful reading drew the largest audience of the year’s events and elicited a stream of messages to the curator of the series expressing thanks and inspiration.
—University of California, Berkeley
The audience went wild over her reading.
—Room of Her Own Conference, New Mexico
I was gratified that our students responded so sincerely and passionately, a result I’m sure not only of the cadences and themes of your poems, but the open dialogue you maintained throughout the reading. Your gift became ours.
—Nassau Community College, New York
Annie Finch’s poetry reading was fabulous and very well-received.
Annie Finch’s poetry emboldens the spirit and enlightens the soul, offering the listener a journey like no other.
—Counterbalance Poetry Series, Seattle
Believing that love for poetry is the birthright of all, Annie has the gift of inspiring people of any background with her contagious passion for the art and craft of the poet. She has visited lecture halls, literary centers, classrooms, conferences, and writing groups around the country and the world and is currently booking visits including readings, lectures, and meeting with classes or workshops. Fees are negotiable. Please get in touch via the contact form to discuss your needs.
Annie's visits have been sponsored by university Departments of English, Creative Writing, Women's Studies, French, Music, Theater, Religious Studies, and Environmental Studies as well as by community groups and literary centers. Her presentations can center on topics including
- Introduction to Poetic Meter
- Form and Postmodern Poetics
- Feminist Poetics or Politics & Poetics
- Performance and Collaboration
- Poetic Translation
Please contact Annie to discuss your specific needs. She will be happy to work with you to design a visit uniquely suited to the needs of your group no matter what their background.
She is the Consummate Teacher.
"She is the Consummate Teacher."
Your Exercises and Instruction Were Magical.
"Your Exercises and Instruction Were Magical."
The Class was an Absolute Revelation.
"An Absolute Revelation!"
Annie is a Force of Nature.
"Annie is a Force of Nature."
This Woman is Worth Her Weight in Gold.
"This Woman is Worth Her Weight in Gold."
teaching and lectures include
Alan Neff Visiting Writer, University of Central Illinois
Assumption College, Worcester, MA
College of Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
Poet-in-Residence, Bluffton College, OH
Guilford College, NC
College of Santa Fe
College of St. Scholastica, Duluth
Columbia College, Chicago
Jackson Lecture Series, University of Toronto
Hearst Center for the Arts, Iowa
McGrath Lecture Series, Morehead, MN
Nassau Community College Visiting Writer, NY
Noepe Center for Literary Arts, Martha's Vineyard
Poet-in-Residence, Elon College, NC
teaching and lectures include
Room of Her Own Conference, Santa Fe, NM
Ruskin Art Center, Los Angeles
San Diego State University
San Francisco State University Poetry Center
Simon’s Rock College, Great Barrington, MA.
University of Minnesota
University of Montana, Missoula
University of New Orleans
University of Salamanca, Spain
University of San Diego
University of Vermont, Burlington
Wheaton College, Wheaton, MA
Writer's Place. Kansas City