Wednesday, March 15, 2017

All I Ever Wanted by Katie Ford

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March 15, 2017

All I Ever Wanted

Katie Ford

About This Poem


"A bit more than two years after the end of my marriage, I remembered that the history of poetry stores within it the history of making a homemade gift for someone you love. On Christmas Eve I wrote this poem, and on Christmas Day I gave it away."
—Katie Ford


Katie Ford is the author of Blood Lyrics (Graywolf Press, 2014). She teaches at the University of California, Riverside, and lives in South Pasadena, California.


Photo credit: Helge Brekke 

Poetry by Ford


Blood Lyrics

(Graywolf Press, 2014) 

"The Gift" by Li-Young Lee


"In Praise of Their Divorce" by Tony Hoagland


"Anthem" by Melissa Stein




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