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Deposition

Poems
Katie Ford
This comes out of folklore.
Invented because tenderness at times
must be written in. There was a woman.
There was a cross. But in fact
they have hung him too high
to be touched.
—from "A Woman Wipes the Face of Jesus"

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ISBN
978-1-55597-374-2
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
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Pages
72
Trim Size
6 x 9
Poet Katie Ford's debut collection confronts God in a language as shifting and ecstatic as divine encounter

About the Author

Katie  Ford
Credit: Helge Brekke
Katie Ford is the author of If You Have to Go and three previous poetry collections: Blood Lyrics, named a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; Colosseum, recognized as a “Best Book of the Year” by Publishers Weekly and the Virginia Quarterly Review; and Deposition. The recipient of a Lannan Literary Fellowship and the Larry Levis Reading Prize, she teaches at the University of California, Riverside.
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Praise

  • “A promising first collection.”—Library Journal
  • "Ford's treatment of her theme is one of the best in poetry since Jean Cocteau's 'The Crucifixion.'"—St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  • "Potent and powerful verse."—The Midwest Book Review
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