Graywolf Press, 9781555973742, 72pp.
Publication Date: November 1, 2002
Poet Katie Ford's debut collection, Deposition, confronts God in a language as shifting and ecstatic as divine encounter
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"
About the Author
Katie Ford grew up in Oregon and was educated at Whitman College and Harvard University, where she studied theology and poetry and received a Masters of Divinity degree. She currently studies and teaches poetry at the University of Iowa.