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Diane Lockward's Books

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Aug.01.2013
A poetry tutorial to inform and inspire poets. Includes model poems with prompts, writing tips, and interviews from 56 poets, including 13 former and current state Poets Laureate. Sample poems from an additional 45 poets. Geared for experienced poets and those just getting started. Guaranteed to break through any writer's block. Ideal for individual use at home or group use in the...
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Jun.01.2010
In Temptation by Water, Diane Lockward "calculates the sum of her griefs" with a vigorous and mature poetic eye. Whether mourning the loss of a lover's touch or celebrating steam rising from the slit of a baked potato, Lockward embraces life's luscious, naked flaws and ecstatic turns, surrendering to desire and what's left in "the wreckage of absence."--Dorianne...
What Feeds Us
Oct.30.2006
"In this brimming collection Diane Lockward's considerable wit engages both what is askew and awry and what to a lesser eye might seem to be standing up straight. She never takes you where you expect to go--that is part of her talent and her sassy wisdom. She is an original and a delight." --Baron Wormser "What Feeds Us is sometimes humorous...
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"Cognizant of loss but always celebratory, Lockward's poems are irreverent, ravenous for the world, and unabashedly female. When, in 'Losing the Blues,' she writes, 'I could burn / the hands off a man,' you have no doubt that she is singing a true song." --Kim Addonizio "Diane Lockward's poems are both naughty and nice. The floodgate opens with...