If you have to go : poems

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Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, [2018].
1555978118, 9781555978112
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65 pages ; 23 cm
Adult (4th Floor) - Adult Nonfiction
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Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, [2018].
1555978118, 9781555978112


"With the publication of her first book, Katie Ford established herself as a distinct and powerful voice in American poetry, and in subsequent books her aesthetic has evolved of necessity to meet the demands of new urgencies. Here, she goes to the bottom of loss to explore the relationship between uncertainty, desire, and belief as well as the relationship between faith in the human and faith in a God. At times it seems that only the careful speaking of the heart-made thought stands between this speaker and an abyss. This is a complex, riveting, and heartbreaking book."--Jane Mead.
"In every poem in If You Have to Go, Katie Ford risks seeing--she must, because from her first book onward, but never more so than here, her poems have been poems that have seen. Here, Ford has seen the end of a marriage, and in her great refusal to make the world weep as she weeps, she finds herself at times almost unbearably at odds with a world she sees unchanged by her suffering, and so she sees the world--'everyone thrashes / against a wall / in this life.' Ford becomes stronger with each book, and is among the best poets of our generation."--Shane McCrae.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Ford, K. (2018). If you have to go: poems . Graywolf Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Ford, Katie. 2018. If You Have to Go: Poems. Graywolf Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Ford, Katie. If You Have to Go: Poems Graywolf Press, 2018.

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Ford, Katie. If You Have to Go: Poems Graywolf Press, 2018.

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