Reading & Conversation with Katie Ford

Join us for a reading by Katie Ford, followed by a conversation moderated by Molly Spencer.

Katie Ford is the author of DepositionColosseum, and Blood Lyrics, which was a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize and the Rilke Prize. Colosseum was named among the “Best Books of 2008” by Publishers Weekly and the Virginia Quarterly Review and led to a Lannan Literary Fellowship and the Larry Levis Prize. The New Yorker, The Norton Introduction to Literature, Poetry MagazineThe Paris Review, and The American Poetry Review have published her poems. She served as a 2016 judge for the National Book Award in Poetry. Her next book, The Constancy, will be published by Graywolf Press in 2018. She is Professor of Creative Writing and Director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing & Writing for the Performing Arts at the University of California, Riverside.

Molly Spencer’s poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Copper Nickel, Georgia Review, The Missouri Review web feature, PloughsharesPoetry NorthwestNew England Review, and other journals. Her book reviews have appeared at Colorado ReviewKenyon Review Online, and The Rumpus. She’s a student at the Rainier Writing Workshop and an assistant poetry editor at The Rumpus.Find her online at