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The Dance of Rhythmic Writing: A Weekend Retreat with Annie Finch

This event was originally published on Annie Finch’s website-

The Dance of Rhythmic Writing: A Weekend Retreat with Annie Finch

September 23-25



Annie offers online Classes on Matrics Rhythmic Writing regularly in Poetry Witch Community. Please note that Poetry Witch Community is a community of women and gender-nonconforming people.


Dr. Annie Finch is an award-winning poet and writer, author or editor of eighteen books including Spells: New and Selected Poems, The Poetry Witch Little Book of SpellsCalendars, and Among the Goddesses. Her poetry has appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, The Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century American Poetry, and onstage at Carnegie Hall. She has published a dozen books on  rhythm, meter, prosody, and poetic form including The Ghost of Meter, The Body of Poetry, Measure for Measure: An Anthology of Poetic Meters, and A Poet’s Craft: A Comprehensive Guide to Making and Sharing Your Poetry and has been awarded the Robert Fitzgerald Award for her lifetime contribution to the art and craft of Versification. Annie has performed her poetry on five continents. She earned a B.A. from Yale and Ph.D. from Stanford, taught at numerous universities, and served as Director of the Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing.  Based in New York City and Maine, she directs and travels to offer workshops and retreats on poetry, feminist spirituality, and Matrics Rhythmic Writing.


“The workshop was enriching and truly magical! I have continued to work on what I acquired that day and note its continuous effects on my creative life as well as my mindset.”


“I feel transformed in a way that has already helped me work through a much-needed transformation and healing to some difficult personal subject matter.”


“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.”


“Annie Finch speaks with sincerity and integrity, allowing students to examine the inner workings of their psyche in a supportive and kind environment.  Annie is the teacher that many women yearn for, and some are lucky enough to work with.  There is such a need for her earth and heart based teachings.”


“The class was an absolute revelation.”


“Your workshop and exercises and your instruction were magical, and I felt/feel really transformed. . .  To reclaim my connection to myself – is a huge gift.”