Annie's unique poetic skills, interweaving craft, spirit, and passion, are well-suited to addressing personal and public events. Her commissions for public occasions have included the Women's Poetry Timeline at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington D.C., a Phi Beta Kappa poem for Yale University, and the 9-11 Memorial at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York.
Part of Annie's calling as a poet--in the tradition of Norse skalds, West African griots, or Celtic bards—is to create poems that mark and honor moments in our individual or collective lives.
To discuss your ideas for a poetry commission, contact Annie.
"Like an Olympic ice skater, she makes intricate music look smooth and easy. . .I recommend her with enthusiasm—and awe.” — Molly Peacock, President Emerita, Poetry Society of America
Listen to Annie's discussion about writing public poetry with Barack Obama's Inaugural Poet, Richard Blanco, at the 2016 Poetry by the Sea Conference:
Read "The Naming," commissioned for the 9-11 memorial at St. John the Divine.