Katie Ford (poet)

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Katie Ford is an American poet.


She graduated from Harvard University’s Divinity School, and of University of Iowa’s creative writing program. Her poems have appeared in the American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, Partisan Review, Seneca Review, Poets & Writers, American Literary Review and Pleiades. She is poetry editor of the New Orleans Review, and has taught at Loyola University New Orleans, Reed College, and now at Franklin and Marshall College.[1]

She lives in Philadelphia with her husband, the novelist Josh Emmons. She taught at Loyola University New Orleans previously.[2]




  • Ford, Katie (2002). Deposition. 
  • — (2007). Storm. Marick Press. 
  • — (2008). Colosseum. Graywolf Press. 


Title Year First published Reprinted/collected in
  • Ford, Katie (2008). Colosseum. Graywolf Press. 
  • "Colosseum". Poets.org. 

Essays and reporting[edit]


  • Lannan Foundation Fellowship
  • grants from the Academy of American Poets and the PEN American Center


It’s difficult to find poetry as rich in lyrical power as that of Katie Ford—and this time around she has chosen a subject that readily lends itself to her vividly detailed, forcefully compelling voice. Colosseum (Graywolf Press) reflects on ancient ruins, war-ravaged lands, and such natural disasters as Hurricane Katrina and its catastrophic impact.[3]


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