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Diane Lockward's Books


The Crafty Poet II: A Portable Workshop

Diane Lockward
ISBN: 0996987177, Paperback - $21.99 BUY

A poetry tutorial ideal for use in the classroom, in workshops, or at home. Craft tips, model poems, prompts, and Q&As. Includes more than 100 of our finest poets such as Tony Hoagland, Laura Kasischke, Alberto Rios, and Ellen Bass.


The Uneaten Carrots of Atonement

ISBN: 0996987118, Paperback - $16.00 BUY

These are irresistible poems—bold, often refreshingly funny, and spiked with hard-won knowledge. "Seize the flesh and fret not," warns one of Diane Lockward's speakers. Like the creatures that pop up in this collection—rabbits, rats, bees, robins, monkeys, and more—her poems convey a living, bristling mischief. Her poems are companionable, rhythmically adventurous, and honest in the best and most happily inventive sense. Who, after all, can resist a poem titled "We Were Such a Fine Plum Pudding"? I can't. "Purity's not for us," she writes. Bless her and her poems.

—Lee Upton, Bottle the Bottle the Bottles the Bottles


The Uneaten Carrots of Atonement / EBook

ISBN: B01CQ441EI, Kindle Edition - BUY

These are irresistible poems--bold, often refreshingly funny, and spiked with hard-won knowledge. "Seize the flesh and fret not," warns one of Diane Lockward's speakers. Like the creatures that pop up in this collection—rabbits, rats, bees, robins, monkeys, and more—her poems convey a living, bristling mischief. Her poems are companionable, rhythmically adventurous, and honest in the best and most happily inventive sense. Who, after all, can resist a poem titled "We Were Such a Fine Plum Pudding"? I can't. "Purity's not for us," she writes. Bless her and her poems.

—Lee Upton, Bottle the Bottle the Bottles the Bottles


The Crafty Poet: A Portable Workshop

Diane Lockward
ISBN: 0996987126, Paperback - $19.99 BUY

A poetry tutorial to inform and inspire poets. Includes model poems and prompts, writing tips, and interviews with poets. Geared for the experienced poet as well as those just getting started. Guaranteed to break through any writer's block.


The Crafty Poet: A Portable Workshop / EBook

Diane Lockward
ISBN: B00UEGL35Q, Kindle Edition - $9.99 BUY

A poetry tutorial to inform and inspire poets. Includes model poems and prompts, writing tips, and interviews with poets. Geared for the experienced poet as well as those just getting started. Guaranteed to break through any writer's block.


Temptation by Water

Diane Lockward
ISBN: 1936138123, Paperback - $15.00 BUY

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 Laux


Temptation by Water / E-Book

Diane Lockward
ISBN: B005UJ6LDQ, Kindle Edition - $8.95 BUY

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 Laux


What Feeds Us

Diane Lockward
ISBN: 1893239578, Paperback - $10.20 BUY

What Feeds Us is sometimes humorous and sometimes heartbreaking. Diane Lockward's language is both plain-spoken and rich, lush. This is a wonderful book that might not nourish your body but certainly will nourish your heart.
—Thomas Lux


Eve's Red Dress

Diane Lockward
ISBN: 1893239187, Paperbook - $11.48 BUY

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


Twelve for the Record / EBook

Diane Lockward
ISBN: B007HQG6J4, Kindle Edition - $3.00 BUY

Twelve for the Record originally appeared in print as part of the Greatest Hits series. The collection gathers together a dozen of the poet's most often requested poems, all of which have previously appeared in print and online journals, including Harvard Review, Prairie Schooner, and Spoon River Poetry Review. Several of the poems have appeared on Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, and The Writer's Almanac. Readers familiar with Lockward's work will find favorites such as "My Husband Discovers Poetry," "The Missing Wife," and "Linguini." The collection ends with an essay in which the poet traces the history of the poems. Teachers may find this a convenient and cost-effective resource for poetry students.