Ford, Katie 1975-

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FORD, Katie 1975-

PERSONAL: Born April 29, 1975, in Denver, CO; married Josh Emmons (a novelist). Education: Whitman College, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1997; Harvard University, M.Div., 2001; University of Iowa, M.F.A., 2003.

ADDRESSES: Office—Department of English, Loyola University, New Orleans, LA 70118-6195.

CAREER: Coffey Communications, writing intern and editorial aide, 1997-98, staff writer and medical journalist, 1998; Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Boston, MA, research assistant, 1998-99; University of Iowa, Iowa City, instructor in writing, 2002; Loyola University, New Orleans, LA, assistant professor of English, 2003—. Kirkwood Community College, adjunct faculty, 2002. Gives readings from her works; guest on media programs.

MEMBER: Associated Writing Programs, Academy of American Poets, Phi Beta Kappa.

AWARDS, HONORS: Prairie Lights Prize in Poetry, 2002, for "Grasses"; Academy of American Poets Prize, 2003, for "Breaking across Us Now."


Deposition (poetry), Graywolf Press (St. Paul, MN), 2002.

Contributor to books, including The Smart Girl's Guide to College, Farrar, Straus & Giroux (New York, NY), 1998; and Writing under the Influence: America's New Women Poets and the Generation That Inspires Them. Contributor of poetry and articles to literary journals, including Quarterly West, Seneca Review, Salt Hill, Journal of Religion and Abuse, Northwest Review, Ploughshares, Partisan Review, Denver Quarterly, Colorado Review, and Clackamas Literary Review.

WORK IN PROGRESS: A second poetry collection.



Library Journal, February 1, 2003, Ellen Kaufman, review of Deposition, p. 95.