Poet Annie Finch is known for her rhythmic poems, incantatory performances, and deep knowledge and practice of poetic meter and form. Finch's books include Spells: New and Selected Poems, A Poet's Craft, The Body of Poetry, Among the Goddesses, Calendars, and Eve. U.S. poet laureate Joy Harjo calls Annie Finch's poetry "a pure tone that calls us home," and 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." Annie Finch's poetry has appeared in The Paris Review, Poetry, Kenyon Review, Washington Post, The Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century American Poetry, and onstage at Carnegie Hall. Finch earned a B.A. from Yale and a Ph.D. from Stanford; she currently lives in Washington, DC and teaches in the Creative Writing MFA program at St. Francis College in Brooklyn.