Annie Finch’s poetry is a pure tone that calls us home to the first impulse of poetry. We link to mystery. We lift off.
—Joy Harjo, Poet, Writer, and Musician
Annie Finch’s poetry emboldens the spirit and enlightens the soul, offering the listener a journey like no other.
—Jeffrey Cantrell, Director, Counterbalance Series, Seattle
The audience went wild over Annie Finch’s reading!
—Darlene Bassett, Founder, A Room of Her Own, New Mexico
Finch has made a ravishing contribution . . . Her book cunningly becomes a stage on which are enacted inspired rituals of beauty and power. A remarkable achievement!
—J. D. McClatchy, Professor, Yale University and editor of The Yale Review
Annie Finch is a major poet, one of very few who understand how lyric lives in part because it can speak for something larger than the ego.
—Charles Altieri, Professor of Literature, University of California at Berkeley
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
Annie Finch has made form a one-eyed woman looking out at us all, beckoning us to enter into her arena and be.
—Sonia Sanchez, Writer, Poet, Playwright, and Activist
Annie Finch is an American original . . . the directness and simplicity of her poems are deceptive – they have depths and delights that appear to go on forever.
—Ron Silliman, Poet, Author of Tjanting and Curator of Silliman’s Blog
I am awed by the massive technical skill and gut-wrenching bravery of Annie Finch’s Among the Goddesses. A classic. I almost said “a feminist classic,” but that limits it too much!
—Patricia Monaghan, author of The Encyclopedia of Goddesses and Heroines
Annie Finch’s beautiful reading drew the largest audience of the year’s events and elicited a stream of messages to me (as curator of the series) expressing thanks and inspiration.
—Lyn Hejinian, Poet and Director, Holloway Poetry Series, University of California, Berkeley
Whenever I get discouraged about some trends in American poetry, I think of Annie Finch, a shining light, and I feel better.
—Carolyn Kizer, Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet
Annie is the teacher that many of us yearn for, and some are lucky enough to work with. There is such a need for her earth and heart-based teachings.
— Five Directions Workshop Participant
Annie is a force of nature.
— Poetry Workshop Participant