Reading List


  • Alice Miller, The Untouched Key
  • Starhawk, Dreaming the Dark: Magic, Sex, and Politics
  • Merlin Stone, When God Was a Woman
  • Christine Caldwell, Getting Our Bodies Back
  • John Thompson, The Founding of English Meter


  • Hart Crane, Selected Poems
  • Langston Hughes, Complete Poems
  • Audre Lorde, The Black Unicorn
  • Edna St. Vincent Millay, Collected Sonnets
  • Sara Teasdale, Mirror of the Heart
  • William Butler Yeats, Selected Poems, ed. Rosenthal


  • Water by Deepa Mehta
  • Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring by Ki-duk Kim

Related Books by Finch

  • The Body of Poetry: Essays on Women, Form, and the Poetic Self
  • The Ghost of Meter: Culture and Prosody in American Free Verse
  • A Poet’s Craft: A Comprehensive Guide to Making and Sharing Your Poetry