Discipline: Literature – poetry

Victoria Newton Ford

Discipline: Literature – poetry
Region: Washington, D.C.
MacDowell Fellowships: 2021

Victoria Newton Ford is a poet from Memphis, TN. Her work has been supported by Tin House Summer Writers Workshop, the Vermont Studio Center, The Watering Hole, The Hurston/Wright Writers Workshop, and Lambda Literary. She earned her B.A. in English with a concentration in creative writing from the University of Pennsylvania.

While at MacDowell, she worked on her first manuscript, which centers on Black mothers and their daughters, captivity, and haunting.

Portrait by Aaron Landrum



Victoria Newton Ford worked in the Mansfield studio.

The Helen Coolidge Mansfield Studio was donated by graduates of the Mansfield War Service Classes for Reconstruction Aides. Helen Mansfield helped found the New York MacDowell Club. The small, shingled frame structure with stone foundation was originally fronted on the west side by a neat white picket fence and gate, a garden, and a stone pathway…

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