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By Annie Finch

Prairies step slower than palaces down
under the solid lake of the ground.

Where they have been,
rich sod melts around the mild stones;

thick centuries sleep, laid on bones
quiet as animals.

Prairie Schooner, Vol. 73, No. 4 (Winter 1999), p. 140


Annie Finch

Annie Finch is the author or editor of numerous books, most recently Spells: New and Selected Poems (Wesleyan UP) and A Poet’s Craft: A Comprehensive Guide to Making and Sharing Your Poetry (U of Michigan P). Her work also includes translation, poetics, and music, art, and theater collaborations. A featured columnist for The Huffington Post, she blogs at americanwitch.com and is at work on a memoir entitled American Witch. Annie directs the Stonecoast MFA program at the University of Southern Maine.

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