Annie Finch
Judge's Comment on the PanLiterary Award Winners            (Poetry)

Hymn to Demeter

Annie Finch 's books of poetry are Calendars (Tupelo, 2003); The Encyclopedia of Scotland (Salt, 2004); Eve (Story Line, 1997), and a translation of the poems of Louise Labe‚ (University of Chicago Press, 2006). Her most recent of several anthologies and books on poetics is The Body of Poetry: Essays on Women, Form, and the Poetic Self (Michigan, 2005). She is Professor of English and Director of the Stonecoast Brief-Residency MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Southern Maine.