Annie Finch

Poet, author, and performer Annie Finch has published more than twenty books, most recently The Poetry Witch Little Book of Spells and Choice Words: Writers on Abortion.  Her incantational, mystical poems explore earth-centered spirituality, merging word, music, and ritual.  Annie’s other works include a poetry CD, poetry anthologies, works of poetry criticism, verse plays, music collaborations, and the poetry handbook A Poet’s CraftShe earned a Ph.D from Stanford University, has lectured at universities including Harvard, Princeton, and Oxford, taught as a tenured professor of creative writing at Miami University, and served as Director of Stonecoast MFA Program in Creative Writing.Annie offers online classes in poetry, scansion, and spirituality through her website,, and online community,  She is also a founder of the Women, Poetry, & Spirituality retreats at Garrison Institute.  Annie can be followed on Instagram and Twitter @thepoetrywitch. For more information, and to subscribe to Annie’s Poetry Witch Newsletter or book a performance, reading, or lecture, please visit