Weekly Spell

In the winding of the vine,
Our voices press from us and twine
Around the year’s fermented wine. . .

— From “A Crown of Leaves for Fall Equinox”
Spells: New and Selected Poems
(Wesleyan University Press, 2013)

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Spells brings together Annie’s most memorable and striking poems from previous books, along with previously unpublished and new poems. These intricate and moving “spells” bring readers to experience poetry not just in the mind, but in the body.

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    In a few hours I’ll be heading to the Black Earth Institute‘s annual retreat.  I’m a Senior Fellow of the Institute, an honor that I take seriously now that the late visionary leader Patricia Monaghan, the cofounder of BEI, has left us in her wake and moved on.  Where should BEI go from here?  What is […]
    Thu, Oct 16, 2014
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    It was only a handful of years ago (years before her visit to Maine) that I visited Maxine Kumin to work on the editing of Lofty Dogmas, the book she wanted so much to exist in the world that I couldn’t resist helping her make it a reality.  We walked around her farm and visited […]
    Tue, Jul 1, 2014

American Witch Blog

Exciting talk this morning with Rhonda, the teamaker. She said she'd had to stop work splitting wood to call me. I envied her out there on this golden September day [...]
Fri, Sep 26, 2014
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A few months ago, I was asked by Mary Grandaw, a very smart new member of the American Witch board, to write a journal of my experiences starting this business. [...]
Thu, Sep 25, 2014
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