Annie Finch is the author of four books of poetry, Eve, Calendars (a finalist for the Forward Poetry Book of the Year Award), The Encyclopedia of Scotland (Salt Publishing), and the forthcoming Among the Goddesses: An Epic and Libretto (Red Hen Press), as well as the definitive translation of the Complete Poems of Renaissance love poet Louise Lab’. She has also published nine books about poetry, most recently The Body of Poetry: Essays on Women, Form, and the Poetic Self. She is a Professor of English at the University of Southern Maine and Director of the Stonecoast low-residency MFA Program in Creative Writing. Poems and further information are available at her website, www.anniefinch.com.
Among the Goddesses
Publication Date: October 1, 2010
In two intertwined songs, a feminist epic poem and a dreamlike opera libretto, Among the Goddesses traces one woman’s harrowing mythological journey of discovery. Tutored by encounters with seven Goddesses, both frightening and nurturing, Marie/Lily is tested by loss, rape, and abortion as she finds her community and her spiritual strength. This magical book embodies the goddesses in every woman and gives voice to the power of the feminist spirituality movement.