Casey Ford

Casey Ford

Casey Ford, M.A.
Phone: (409) 880-8599
Office: Maes 19

Casey L. Ford teaches first-year composition and beginning courses in creative writing of poetry. She is an emerging poet with an MA in English from Lamar University and, as of August 2022, an MFA in Creative Writing from Fairfield University. Her forthcoming manuscript, entitled Shoreline Devotional, contains motifs of sun, earth, and unbridled nature in poems about growing up and living in Southeast Texas; poems about vulnerable female bodies, decades of accumulated grief after deaths and hurricanes and pandemics, and the conflicts at the base of human existence and experience — the longing for religion and also its insufficiencies, the “seasoned hymn of the gulf” crashing upon its littered and polluted beaches, greed next to love, paradise next to hell, and the miracles of music alongside the enshrined skulls of ancestors. Her poems have been published by several Texas journals, and, most recently, one of her new poems was nominated by Last Stanza Poetry Journal for a prestigious Pushcart Prize.

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 0301 - Basic Writing
  • ENGL 1301, 1302 - Composition
  • ENGL 3350 - Creative Writing - Poetry

Professional Service

  • Member, COAS Strategic Planning Committee for Research, 2022-23
  • Phi Beta Delta, Communications Coordinator, board member since 2021
  • ACUE Effective College Instruction / Effective Practice Framework, certified 2020
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Communications Coordinator, non-voting board member since 2018
  • Regular Contributor, Cadence, Lamar University Alumni Association, 2016-present.
  • Member, First Year Writing Pedagogy Group, Lamar University English and Modern Languages, Spring 2019-present
  • Thesis and dissertation specialist, Lamar University College of Graduate Studies, 2017-18
  • Content editor, Lamar University Web Communications, 2016-17
  • Graduate teaching assistant/Adjunct, Lamar University English and Modern Languages, 2015-18
  • Teacher of English for Adult Speakers of Other Languages, Cambridge CELTA, University of Texas at Austin, Centre # US655, Certificate #ccpf585079
  • Consultant, Lamar University Writing Center, 2014-15

Poetry Publications

  • “Elegy for a Thousand Books Drowned in Floodwater,” Last Stanza Poetry Journal, edited by Jenny Kalahar, 2021 (nominated for 2022 Pushcart Prize)
  • “Kavod,” Texas Poetry Ballots, edited by Laurence Musgrove, 2020
  • “As Best I Can Recall,” “Shoreline Devotional,” “Offices of the Wraparound Porch,” and “Thirst,” Poetry by Texas College Students, edited by Gretchen Johnson, Lamar University Literary Press, 2015
  • “Heavy Equipment,” Concho River Review, Fall 2015
  • “Country Crystal,” “Six Movements of My Spine,” Amarillo Bay2, Summer 2015
  • “As Best I Can Recall: Sonnets from Four Countries,” CCTE Studies, 2015