The Ghost of Meter: Culture and Prosody in American Free Verse (Revised)
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About the Author
Annie Finch is a poet, translator, editor, and teacher. She is the author of six books of poetry, most recently Spells: New and Selected Poems. Finch, described in The Dictionary of Literary Biography as “a central figure in American poetry,” is recognized for her contemporary reclaiming of formal poetic craft and her mesmerizing poetry performances. Her poetry has appeared in the New York Times, Poetry Magazine, and the Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century American Poetry and has been translated into Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, French, Malayalam, Portuguese, Polish, Russian, and Spanish. Finch’s other works include influential essays, books, and anthologies on poetics, poetry-writing, feminism, and women’s earth-based spirituality. Educated at Yale and Stanford University, where she earned her Ph.D., Annie Finch has taught widely at universities and literary gatherings and now teaches through the Meter Magic Spiral in Poetry Witch Community. She has performed her poetry in India, Mexico, Africa, and throughout Europe. More at Annie's website.