Kelly Fordon

Kelly Fordon’s work has appeared in The Florida Review, The Boston Review, The Kenyon Review (KRO), Rattle, and various other journals. Her poetry and fiction have been nominated for Pushcart Prizes. She is the author of three poetry chapbooks. The first one, On the Street Where We Live, won the 2012 Standing Rock Chapbook Award and the latest one, The Witness, won the 2016 Eric Hoffer Award for the Chapbook and was shortlisted for the Grand Prize.

Her novel-in-stories, Garden for the Blind, was chosen as a Michigan Notable Book, a 2016 Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB Finalist, a Midwest Book Award Finalist, an Eric Hoffer Finalist, and an IPPY Awards Bronze Medalist in the short story category.

She works for The College for Creative Studies, Springfed Arts, and The InsideOut Literary Arts Project in Detroit.

Book Reviews by Kelly Fordon

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“A riveting, inventive, quietly disconcerting page-turner.”

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Henry Maxwell, the main character in Stewart O’Nan’s latest novel, Henry Himself, is an expert moderator at fraught family dinners.

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Twenty years ago, Hope, 14, and her sister Eden, 16, were kidnapped. They barely made it out alive and now their kidnapper, Larry, is up for parole. The sisters might be called upon to testify.

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“Ashbery’s work is an assemblage fashioned by a genius, and They Knew What They Wanted is a great tribute, an absolute treasure.”