In this, her second collection of poems, Lockward considers the things that feed her in both the physical and metaphoric sense. Readers will find a sensuous feast of fruits and vegetables, of bees and birds, of words and wit. Along with this, Lockward brings an appreciation for language and those surprises that make her poems truly memorable.
Freshness graces Lockward's table. She surprises readers at every turn with intelligence and daring. Yes, she's included staple fare--poems strongly rooted in story. Within this narrative frame, she fills her pages with a profusion of interesting characters: Darlene with the "yummy legs," a man who births his own perfect doll, a woman who dreams the perfect man. She embraces fruits and vegetables, more than a few mean bees, some sticky worms, and dirty words, "[t]he ones that sound obscene but aren't."
Causes Diane Lockward Supports
The Frost Place
The Innocence Project