Annie Finch is the author or editor of fifteen books of poetry, translation, and criticism. She has received the 2009 Robert Fitzgerald Award and fellowships from the Black Earth Institute and the Wesleyan Writers Conference. Finch's music, art, and theater collaborations include the opera Marina (American Opera Projects, 2003). Her work has been translated into numerous languages, and she has performed her poetry across the U.S. and Europe. She currently lives in Maine where she directs Stonecoast, the low-residency MFA program at the University of Southern Maine.