Annie Finch is an award-winning poet, writer, speaker, performer, and teaching artist whose poems are known for their virtuosic use of poetic form to “cast a spell” on the reader. She performs across the U.S. and abroad and has been quoted and interviewed by The New York Times, National Public Radio, and Voice of America. Finch's books of poetry include Spells, Calendars, Eve, Goddess Poems, The Poetry Witch Little Book of Spells, and a ritual drama about sacred abortion, Among the Goddesses: An Epic Libretto in Seven Dreams.
Finch's Poetry Witch Ritual Theater performances and her poetic collaborations with theater and music have been produced at venues including Carnegie Hall, Deepak Chopra's Homebase, Spoleto Festival, American Opera Projects, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She has published many books that unravel the mysteries of poetry for poets and poetry-lovers, including A Poet’s Craft, The Body of Poetry: Essays on Women, Form, and the Poetic Self, and the anthologies Villanelles and Measure for Measure: An Anthology of Poetic Meters.
Dr. Finch holds a BA from Yale, MA from the University of Houston, and Ph.D from Stanford University. She has taught at numerous universities and poetry writing conferences and served for a decade as Director of Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing. She is the founder of Healing Rhythms of Words workshops, offering a path of psychological and personal growth through rhythmical writing.
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