Blood Lyrics

Blood Lyrics

"Katie Ford's is a finely-wrought lyrical beauty, a poetry of detail and care, but she has set it within an epic arc." —Poetry

I lie still, play dead, am delivered decree:

our daughter weighs seven hundred dimes,

paperclips, teaspoons of sugar,

this child of grams

for which the good nurse

laid out her studies

as a coin purse

into which our tiny wealth clinked,

our daughter spilling almost

to the floor.

—from "Of a Child Early Born"

In Katie Ford's third collection, she sets… (more)

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Publisher: Graywolf Press (November 25, 2014)

Collection: Graywolf Press

Language: English

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