Annie Finch

Annie Finch ( born October 31, 1956 in New Rochelle / New York) is an American poet, translator, librettist, editor and literary critic.

Finch studied at Yale University, earned a master's degree in creative writing at the University of Houston and a doctorate at Stanford University. She runs the Stone Cast creative writing program at the University of Southern Maine.

In addition to essays and literary theoretical writings Finch has published several books of poems and long poems. From their works, excited dance and music events at the Lawrence Conservatory, the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art found at the Spoleto Festival, held. They also wrote the libretti for the operas Lily Among the Goddesses and Marina, which were composed by Deborah Drattell. It was, inter alia, awarded scholarships from the Black Earth Institute and the Wesleyan Writers Conference and was awarded the 2009 Robert Fitzgerald Award. The book of poetry Calendars came in 2010 in the shortlist for the Foreword Poetry Book of the Year Award.


  • Spells: New and Selected Poems
  • Among the Goddesses
  • Louise Labé, Complete Poetry and Prose: A Bilingual Edition
  • The Encyclopedia of Scotland
  • Calendars
  • Eve
  • The Voice What the Sea
  • Shadow Bird
  • Homebirth
  • Season Poems
  • Catching the mermother
  • The Encyclopedia of Scotland
  • The Body of Poetry: Essays on Women, Form, and the Poetic Self
  • The Ghost of Meter: Culture and Prosody in American Free Verse
  • A Poet 's Craft: A Comprehensive Guide to Making and Sharing Your Poetry
  • A Poet 's Ear: A Handbook of Meter and Form
  • Villa Nelles (ed.)
  • Multiformalisms: Postmodern Poetics of Form (ed.)
  • A Formal Feeling Comes: Poems in Form by Contemporary Women (ed.)
  • Lofty dogmas: Poets on Poetics (ed.)
  • An Exaltation of Forms: Contemporary Poets Celebrate the Diversity of Their Art ( ed.)
  • Carolyn Kizer: Perspectives on Her Life and Work (ed.)
  • After New Formalism: Poets on Form, Narrative, and Tradition (ed.)


  • Homepage of Annie Finch


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