Terri Ford’s first book of poems, Why The Ships Are She, was published by Four Way Books in 2001, as was Hams beneath the Firmament in 2007. A fellow at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Miss Ford was also profiled in June of 2004 in the Minneapolis newspaper City Pages as one of five Minnesota poets who might be the state poet laureate if Minnesota had one. Most recently, her poems have appeared in Agni, Cincinnati Review, Conduit, Forklift Ohio, and Ploughshares, among others, as well as in the anthology Poetry Daily: The Best from the World’s Most Popular Poetry Website (Sourcebooks, 2003). She has received fellowships from the Kentucky State Arts Council, the Kentucky Foundation for Women, and the Ohio State Arts Council. She currently lives in Minneapolis, where she hopes to change at least the lipstick on the face of Minnesota poetry.