Eve’s Red Dress reveals modern women’s daily temptations and tribulations in 111 pages of poems, separated into five sections, that speak frankly about subjects such as laundry, difficult relationships with parents and spouses, orgasms, and motherhood. This book, with its accessible, mostly-first-person narratives, will find an immediate fan base in readers who are Kim Addonizio fans.
Like Addonizio, Lockward’s style is direct and edgy, depicting the lives of women with compassion, zest, and bite. Some people might even use the “s" word (sassy) to describe Lockward’s verse in these pages. The similarities to Addonizio are most obvious in Lockward’s blues poems, “The Blues Going and Coming" and “Losing the Blues." These are poems that were clearly designed for performance, and have a jazzy ebb and flow.
Causes Diane Lockward Supports
The Frost Place
The Innocence Project