Is the United States a Secular Nation or a Theolegal Democracy?
Colosseum was named among the “Top 10 Poetry Books for 2008” by the Virginia Quarterly Review and was named a “Best Book of 2008” by Publishers Weekly.
In 2008 Ford received a Lannan Literary Award, recognizing writers who have made significant contributions to English-language literature.
Her poems have appeared in the New Yorker, the American Poetry Review, the Paris Review, Ploughshares, Partisan Review, Poets & Writers, and many other journals.
She has taught poetry and literature at Loyola University, Reed College, and now at Franklin & Marshall College.
Ford has graduate degrees in theology from Harvard University and in poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her BA in English is from Whitman College.
She has received awards and grants from the Academy of American Poets, the Pen American Center, and Prairie Lights. She was an Iowa Arts Fellow while at the Writers’ Workshop, and received a scholarly award, the Hopkins Share Award, from Harvard University.
Ford is at work on her third book of poems, a meditation on American violence and its theological correlatives. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband, the novelist Josh Emmons, and their infant daughter.