Annie Finch

annie finchAnnie Finch is author of the poetry collections Among the Goddesses (Red Hen), Calendars (Tupelo), The Encyclopedia of Scotland(Salt), and her first book Eve, recently reissued in Carnegie Mellon’s Classic Contemporaries Poetry Series. Her numerous other works include libretti; music, art, and theater collaborations; and several influential poetry anthologies. She has translated the poetry of Louise Lab (University of Chicago Press) and written books on poetics, most recently The Body of PoetryA Poet’s Ear, and A Poet’s Craft (all from University of Michigan Press). Finch has been featured in diverse venues including Voice of America, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NPR’s Writers’ Almanac, and Def Poetry Jam. She is a Fellow of the Black Earth Institute and was awarded the Robert Fitzgerald Prize in 2009. Educated at Yale and Stanford, she is currently Professor of English and Director of the Stonecoast MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Southern Maine.


  • Robert Fitzgerald Award, 2009.
  • Fellow, Black Earth Institute, 2008-2011.
  • Honorable Mention for translation in women’s studies, Society for the Study of Early Modern Women, 2006.
  • Alumni Award, Creative Writing MFA at the University of Houston, 2005.
  • Finalist, Foreword Poetry Book of the Year Award, 2005.
  • Nominated, Los Angeles Times Book Review Award, 2003.
  • Finalist, Hollis Summers Prize, Ohio University, 2002.
  • Finalist, Faulkner Society Poetry Award, 2001.
  • Finalist, National Poetry Series, 2000.
  • Finalist, OSU/Journal Award, 2000.
  • Finalist, Brittingham Award, 2000.
  • Finalist, Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize, 1995.
  • Finalist, National Poetry Series, 1994.
  • Nicholas Roerich Fellowship Award, Wesleyan Writers Conference, 1993.
  • Graduate Fellowship, Stanford Humanities Center, 1988.
  • Chauncey Brewster Tinker Prize, Yale University, 1979.


Annie has been honored with her own featured poet page at, the official site of the Academy of American Poets. The site also features the poem “Wild Yeasts”, originally published in Calendars.

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