This week, meet Annie Finch, an American poet, author, playwright, spiritual writer, and entrepreneur, author of six books of poetry, many books and anthologies on poetic form, and numerous verse plays and poetic collaborations with composers, dancers, and artists.
Annie’s most recent books are Spells: New and Selected Poems, Measure for Measure: An Anthology of Poetic Meters, and A Poet’s Craft: A Comprehensive Guide to Making and Sharing Your Poetry. Her poetry has appeared in The Paris Review, Poetry, The Norton Anthology of World Poetry, and The Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century American Poetry.
A mesmerizing performer of her work and a beloved poetry teacher, Annie is the founder of PoetcraftCircles.com (on Facebook as Poetcraft Circles), where she loves to hang out, teach, and discuss poetic meter and form.
”Annie Finch’s Spells is a pure tone that calls us home to the first impulse of poetry. We link to mystery. We lift off.”~Joy Harjo
Spells: New and Selected Poems brings together Annie Finch’s most memorable and important poems written over forty years. Finch’s uniquely mysterious voice moves through the book, revealing insights on the classic themes of love, spirituality, death, nature, and the patterns of time. Finch is celebrated for her extraordinary love and knowledge of poetic craft, and Spells displays her virtuosity in a broad range of genres and forms. The book also includes a number of new and previously unpublished poems.
Annie’s website: http://www.anniefinch.com/
More about Annie’s most recent book Spells:
Annie also writes about feminism and women’s spirituality for The Huffington Post and elsewhere, and is completing a book on her spiritual path called American Witch.
She is the founder of American Witch Community & Marketplace, a craft collective of witchy products and online membership community based in female-centered spirituality.
Learn more about American Witch at www.americanwitch.com, or on Facebook as American Witch.
Magical Tools for Your Inner Goddess https://american-witch.myshopify.com/
More Annie online:
Annie’s Work at The Poetry Foundation: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/annie-finch
Hear Annie read her work: http://www.anniefinch.com/audio/
Annie on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Arcfinch