Annie Finch is a feminist poet, writer, teacher, speaker, and performer. Her books include The Poetry Witch Little Book of Spells, Spells: New and Selected Poems, A Poet’s Craft, The Body of Poetry: Essays on Women, Form, and the Poetic Self, Calendars, shortlisted for the Foreword Poetry Book of the Year Award, and Among the Goddesses, which received the Sarasvati Award for Poetry. Her poetry is known for its deep exploration of meter and form. She is the editor or coeditor of nine anthologies, most recently Choice Words: Writers on Abortion.
U.S. poet laureate Joy Harjo calls Annie Finch's poetry "a pure tone that calls us home," and renowned critic Charles Altieri describes Finch as "a major poet, one . . . who understands better than any contemporary I know what poetry feels like and sounds like when it is completely at home in its traditions."
Finch's poetry has appeared in The Paris Review, Poetry, Kenyon Review, New York Times, Washington Post, onstage at Carnegie Hall, and in The Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century American Poetry and The Norton Anthology of World Poetry. She earned a B.A. from Yale and a Ph.D. from Stanford, has taught widely, and has performed her poetry on five continents. Based in Washington, DC, she travels to share her poetry and to teach workshops on Women, Poetry, and Spirituality.