Annie Finch is an award-winning poet, writer, speaker, performer, and teaching artist. Her twelve books and chapbooks of poetry include Eve (finalist for the National Poetry Series and Yale Series of Younger Poets and reprinted as a Carnegie Mellon Contemporary Classic); Calendars (shortlisted for the Foreword Poetry Book of the Year Award); Among the Goddesses (winner of the Sarasvati Award for Poetry); and Spells: New and Selected Poems (Wesleyan University Press, 2013). Her music, art, opera, and theater collaborations have been produced at venues including American Opera Projects, ABC Homebase, Poets House, Carnegie Hall, Chicago Art Institute, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Finch is the recipient of a B.A. from Yale University, a M.A. from University of Houston, and a Ph.D from Stanford University. She has taught widely at universities and poetry conferences across the U.S. and abroad, served for a decade as Director of the Stonecoast MFA Program in Creative Writing, and as tenured full professor at Miami University and the University of Southern Maine. Finch is the founder of Healing Rhythms of Words workshops, offering a path of psychological and personal growth through rhythmical writing.
Annie Finch’s literary archive was purchased by the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University in 2016.