Four Way Books
Hams beneath the Firmament
by Terri Ford

ISBN: 978-1884800-78-8
paper, 73 pages, $14.95

“Terri Ford serves up a delicious mouthful of language. Smart, fearless, wacky, sublime and superbly concocted, Hams beneath the Firmament is a marvel. ”

—Karen Brennan

“The irrepressible Terri Ford is back with deliciously ticklish lyrics about the single woman’s life in the middle of America. Ford is your bighearted, look-at-me, lovelorn-but-laughingabout- it best girlfriend, if your best girlfriend could write poems unlike anyone else’s. Even when Ford mourns, she plays. And when she plays, she’s got plenty that’s serious to say, all through the playing.”

—Daisy Fried

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