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William Ford

Author's Bio

I like writing that brings an unusual attention to the way things look, act, and feel--and to the music that embodies each discovery.

Publications and Prizes

Past Present Imperfect (Turning Point, 2006), The Graveyard Picnic (Mid-America Press, 2002)
Descending with Miles (Pudding House Publications, 2015), Allen & Ellen (Pudding House Publications, 2010)
The Second Set (Indiana University Press, 1996), Voices on the Landscape (Loess Hills Press, 1996)
Brilliant Corners, Hamilton Stone Review, Iowa Review, Miller's Pond, Nashville Review, New Letters, North American Review, Poetry, Southern Humanities Review, The Monarch Review, The Wallace Stevens Journal, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Verse Wisconsin
2001 Writing Award from Mid-America Press for the book "The Graveyard Picnic"

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Alamein to Zem Zem by Keith Douglas, Incarnadine by Mary Szybist, The Way It Is by William Stafford, Collected English Poems by George Herbert, The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Basho
Favorite Books:
The Bible, A Good Man is Hard To Find, Ulysses, Leaves of Grass, The Sun Also Rises, The Abolition of Man, King Lear, Paradise Lost, Canterbury Tales
Favorite Authors:
Shakespeare, Herbert, Keats, Hopkins, Hardy, Whitman, Dickinson, Carver, Melville, Joyce, Dickens, Yeats, Eliot, Pound, Stevens, Frost,Lowell, Auden, O'Connor, Dillard

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Listing last updated: August 11, 2014

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Caucasian, Celtic American
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Born in:
Mt. Vernon, WA
Raised in:
Los Angeles, CA

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