Annie Finch is an award-winning poet and writer on earth-based spirituality. Her poems are known for their virtuosic use of form to “cast a spell” on the reader. Her 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. Annie has been quoted and interviewed by The New York Times, National Public Radio, and Voice of America and performs her poetry across the U.S. and abroad. Her poetic collaborations with theater and music have been performed at venues including Carnegie Hall, American Opera Projects, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She is the founder of Poetry Witch Ritual Theater, where she channels Poetry Witch to combine poetry, theater, and earth-centered ritual.
Annie is a channel of traditional poetic craft who believes that poetically structured language offers spiritual as well as aesthetic hope for humanity. Her Ph.D from Stanford University was the first graduate degree with a focus on poetic versification awarded in the United States. Her many books unravelling the mysteries of poetic craft for working poets, literary critics, and the general audience of poetry-lovers include The Ghost of Meter, A Poet’s Craft, The Body of Poetry, Measure for Measure, and Villanelles. She was awarded the Robert Fitzgerald Award for her lifetime achievement in Versification.
After teaching for nearly three decades at universities and poetry writing conferences, Annie created Poetry Witches Community to offer a path of psychological and personal growth and self-awareness through rhythmical writing. Poetry Witches Workshops are open to everyone regardless of level of writing experience.
When not traveling to teach and perform, Annie divides her time between Washington D.C. and a cabin in Maine with no electricity.
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