Annie Finch, of Norse and Celtic lineage, is a poet, writer, teaching artist, and performer known for her deep knowledge and practice of poetic form and her work on women's literature and spirituality. Finch is the author of six books of poetry including Spells: New and Selected Poems, Calendars, Eve, and Among the Goddesses, as well as numerous books on poetry including the writing guide A Poet’s Craft. She is also the editor of numerous volumes including Choice Words, the first major literary anthology about abortion. A graduate of Yale with a Ph.D. from Stanford, Finch has appeared at poetry conferences and performance venues across the US and abroad, attained the rank of tenured full professor of English, and received awards including the Robert Fitzgerald Award and the Sarasvati Award for Poetry.
"From Annie Finch's poetry is a pure tone that calls us home."
—Joy Harjo, Poet Laureate of the U.S.
This Winter Solstice weekend retreat offers you the opportunity for rebirth through deep reading of poems by women—including ourselves. Interweaving the poems with exercises in writing and self-discovery and with ceremony honoring the Divine Feminine, we will nourish the five core aspects of women’s lives: mind, body,vision/manifestation, physical/abundance, social/emotion, passion/creativity, and intuition/spirituality.
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