Katie Ford (poet)
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.
- "Colosseum". Poets.org.
- "Koi". Poets.org.
- "It's Late Here How Light Is Late Once You've Fallen; Elegy to the Last Breath". Postroad Magazine (Boston College). Fall–Winter 2002.
- "Rarely". American Poetry Review (Boston College). May 2008.[dead link]
- Deposition (2002), ISBN 978-1-55597-374-2
- Storm (Marick Press, 2007), ISBN 978-0-9712676-8-8
- Colosseum (Graywolf Press, 2008), ISBN 978-1-55597-501-2
- 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.