Finch, Annie (Ridley Crane)

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FINCH, Annie (Ridley Crane)

FINCH, Annie (Ridley Crane). American, b. 1956. Genres: Plays/Screenplays, Poetry, Songs/Lyrics and libretti, Literary criticism and history. Career: Natural History, editorial assistant, 1981-82; Sequoia, general editor and poetry editor, 1987-91; New College of San Francisco, CA, lecturer in poetry writing, 1991-92; University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, poet-inresidence and assistant professor of English, 1992-95; Miami University, Oxford, OH, assistant professor of English, 1995-99, associate professor of English and creative writing, 1999-. Gives poetry workshops and readings from her works. Magic Theatre, San Francisco, CA, assistant to literary manager, 1989-90; theatrical director, producer, and actress. Publications: POETRY: The Encyclopedia of Scotland, 1982; The Ghost of Meter: Culture and Prosody in American Free Verse, 1993; The Furious Sun in Her Mane (song cycle), 1994; Catching the Mermother, 1995; Eve, 1997; Season Poems, 2001; Calendars, 2003. PLAYS: The Mermaid Tragedy, 1986; The Moon and the Snake, 1989; Life by the Ocean, 1990. LIBRETTI: A Captive Spirit, 1999; Merina, 2003. EDITOR/CO-EDITOR: (and contrib.) A Formal Feeling Comes: Poems in Form by Contemporary Women, 1994; After New Formalism (essays), 1999; An Exaltation of Forms: Contemporary Poets Celebrate the Diversity of Their Art, 2001; Carolyn Kizer: Perspectives on Her Life & Work, 2001. Work represented in anthologies. Contributor to books. Contributor of poems, articles, and reviews to periodicals. Address: Department of English, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]