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 Laureate of the United States
Calendars is the work of 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 taught me how to discover the music in my own body.
—Patricia Smith, Winner, National Poetry Series and National Poetry Slam Champion
Finch has made a ravishing contribution . . . Among the Goddesses 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 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 and Critic
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
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, poet and scholar, author of The Red-Haired Girl From the Bog and The Goddess Companion
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
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.
— Magic of Rhythmically Writing Workshop Participant