Among the Goddesses
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The Drunken Boat
With an emphasis on form (drama, epic, and lyric), Finch is able to cut across time as she addresses the cycle of birth and death, the journey in search of retribution and identity, and the pain of self-knowledge.
Annie Finch is a major poet, one of very few who understand how lyric lives in part because it can speak for something larger than the ego. ”
—Charles Altieri, University of California-Berkeley
Annie Finch is author or editor of numerous books, most recently Spells: New and Selected Poems (Wesleyan) and A Poet’s Craft: A Comprehensive Guide to Making and Sharing Your Poetry (U of Michigan Press). Her work also includes translation, poetics, and...