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Volume 1 | Issue 4 | February 2007 | 

Interview With Annie Finch

By Farideh Hassanzadeh (Mostafavi



I came to know Annie Finch when I happened to be working on the Contemporary American Poets Anthology. A friend of mine who was in the habit of introducing her good friends as good American poets who only turned out to be either bad or minor bards later, thought of introducing her to me. So when I initiated correspondence with Annie Finch in order to have some of her poems sent to me, deep down in my heart I had not the slightest tinge of hope to catch a big and good enough fish for my anthology. And of course, everyone is aware that one cannot possibly trust the authenticity of the internet When you make a trip through the history and identity of any poet these days,


Farideh Hassanzadeh (Mostafavi) is an Iranian poet, translator and freelance journalist. Her first book of poetry was published when she was twenty-two.
Her poems appear in the anthologies Contemporary Women Poets of Iran and Anthology of Best Women Poets. She writes regularly for Golestaneh, Iran News, Jamejam and many literary magazines. Her anthology Contemporary American Poetry will appear in 2007. She is the author of The Last Night with Sylvia Plath: Essays

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