Thommy Ford Reads

A blog by the staff of the Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Splitting an Order by Ted Kooser

“I like to watch an old man cutting a sandwich in half maybe an ordinary cold roast beef on whole wheat bread no pickles or onions, keeping his shaky hands … Continue reading

February 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

“Quite Early One Morning” by Dylan Thomas

Saturday Shorts Week 34 Welcome to our weekend series for 2014. Every Saturday this year one of our staff will suggest a favorite short story from the library’s collection, all of them a … Continue reading

August 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

“A Throw of the Dice…” by Stephane Mallarme

From this naked use of thought, retreating, prolonging, fleeing, or from its very design, there results for the person reading it aloud, a musical score. That’s from Stéphane Mallarmé’s prologue … Continue reading

April 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Best Poems by Stevie Smith

I longed for companionship rather, But my companions I always wished farther. And now in the desolate night, I think only of people I should like to bite. That’s Stevie … Continue reading

April 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Peirre Reverdy

Oh man, am I jazzed. I’ve got Christmas-morning jitters, and not  because I just finished my lunchtime cup of coffee. You see, we finally received New York Review of Books’ … Continue reading

December 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Selected Poems of Federico Garcia Lorca

The 2013 edition of New Directions’ The Selected Poems of Federico Garcia Lorca only seems to differ from earlier ones in its change of cover. That’s not at all a … Continue reading

December 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Free eBook Review: A Day in Vacation at College by William Dodd

I discovered “A Day in Vacation at College” entirely by accident while flipping through a pile of rare book catalogs a few years ago. The title and its publication date, … Continue reading

August 23, 2013 · Leave a comment