11/13/2008

Ford’s Best Book of 2008

  • Katie Ford, assistant professor of English  

Katie Ford’s latest book of poetry, Colosseum, has been named one of Publishers Weekly’s best books of poetry of 2008.

Here is what Publishers Weekly had to say about Colosseum: “Motored by a deeply personal connection to New Orleans and its inhabitants, Ford chronicles the destruction Katrina wrought, both on the city itself and on Ford’s faith—religious and otherwise.”

“It was a happy surprise, and I’m honored to be on a list of poets I admire so much,” said Ford, assistant professor of English. “I hope people will go read the other poets on the list: Bidart, Merwin, Carson and Prufer. Their poems are unruly, fierce, brilliant and intensely beautiful.”

Here is the complete list of Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of the Year.

To read an interview with Ford about her book and teaching at Franklin & Marshall College, visit here.

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