The Poetry of Summer: Annie Finch and Her Favorite Poets in the Garden

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In partnership with Stonecoast MFA/Writers' Conference

Maine poet and Stonecoast MFA Director Annie Finch performs her own work along with some of her own favorite summer poems by poets including Keats, Millay, and of course, Longfellow. Part of the 2013 Longfellow Garden Series.

Annie Finch has published more than 20 books and chapbooks of poetry and poetics and performed across the U.S. and in France, Spain, Greece, Canada, Africa, and the U.K. Her collaborations with theater, music, and visual arts have been produced at numerous venues and her poetry has been featured on Def Poetry Jam, National Public Radio, and Voice of America, and has appeared in a number of publications.

Educated at Yale University and Stanford University, Annie is a Senior Fellow at the Black Earth Institute, artist-in-residence at Cherry Hill Seminary, and Director of the Stonecoast MFA program in Creative Writing at the University of Southern Maine. She is a featured columnist for The Huffington Post, and blogs at her website,