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...poetry to read when you're trying to plant the stuff of everyday living within deservedly intense and intimate parameters. -- Andrena Zawinski

Cognizant of loss, but always celebratory...irreverent, ravenous for the world, and unabashedly female...[Lockward] is singing a true song. -- Kim Addonizio

[Lockward's] work, even as it tackles the impure world of human conduct, is a pure delight. -- Baron Wormser

an elemental, sexy, womanly energy rushes forth...don't underestimate the power and clarity, the sheer dramatic precision of this work. -- Gray Jacobik

About the Author

Diane Lockward has published poems in a wide variety of journals including Spoon River Poetry Review, The Literary Review, Poet Lore, Runes, North American Review, and The Beloit Poetry Journal. Her poems have been featured on Poetry Daily and read by Garrison Keillor on NPR’s The Writer’s Almanac. A former high school English teacher, Lockward currently works as a poet-in-the-schools. She is the recipient of a 2003 Poetry Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 113 pages
  • Publisher: Wind Publications (February 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1893239187
  • ISBN-13: 978-1893239180
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,615,541 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Diane Lockward is the author of three poetry books, most recently, Temptation by Water. Her previous books are What Feeds Us, which received the 2006 Quentin R. Howard Poetry Prize, and Eve's Red Dress. She is also the author of two chapbooks, Against Perfection and Greatest Hits: 1997-2010. Her poems have been included in such anthologies as Poetry Daily: 360 Poems from the World's Most Popular Poetry Website and Garrison Keillor's Good Poems for Hard Times, and have been published in such journals as Harvard Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, and Prairie Schooner. Her work has also been featured on Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, and The Writer's Almanac. She is the recipient of a Poetry Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and has received awards from North American Review, Louisiana Literature, and the Journal of NJ Poets. www.dianelockward.com

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 15, 2003
Format: Paperback
I bought this book right after I heard Garrison Keillor read "My Husband Discovers Poetry" on The Writer's Almanac. I immediately loved that poem which turned out to be the last one in the collection. All too often when I buy a book on the basis of one poem I end up being disappointed. But not this time. The entire collection lives up to the promise of that poem. Again and again, Lockward made me laugh and cry, often at the same time. Her poems of love and desire are among the best I've read. But her subjects also include dancing, eating, gardening, clothing, and more. Lockward takes us through a wide range of moods. She is not afraid to face darkness, but she also knows how to have a good time. She displays an impressive verbal dexterity and creates stunning imagery. She clearly knows and practices her craft. In the end, I found this collection a complete pleasure.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 24, 2003
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If you can get only one poetry book this year, make this the one. If you're looking for poetry that's original, inventive, well-crafted, and multi-layered, this is it. Lockward has sass, courage, and wit. Her Eve has many faces; she is Everywoman, yet totally unique. And don't make the mistake of thinking the collection will be burdened by religious allusions; there's more blasphemy than doctrine here. This is a collection about a modern woman's world, but it is definitely not for women only; men are welcomed into this world and are much in demand. This is a collection for anyone who enjoys intelligent and passionate poetry that surprises with each rereading.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 23, 2003
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Diane Lockward's brilliantly conceived collection of poems, Eve's Red Dress is an evocative expose of a woman's emotional experience. This modern Eve declares at the outset that God's idea of perfection is not hers:
I did not fall to temptation - I rose to it.
I ate that apple because I was hungry.
I wanted what lay outside Paradise.
A world without the burden of perfection.
This sets the mood of the poems - of risk, of sensuality, of joy and sorrow. Everything vibrates with sexuality. The imagery is stunning. Like the colors red and blue, that run through the collection, these poems are sometimes sad and rueful, sometimes fiery and smoldering. No shrinking violet, when the speaker is blue she is very blue. When she is passionate, a red lust spills from body and soul. The red dress is a perfect metaphor.
Highly crafted and sophisticated, these poems are witty, and playful. They confront the human need to be loved, to touch and be touched. Lockward risks spirit, and allows us to look at our most elemental selves and celebrate. With audacity and finesse, as well as with compassion, she holds up a mirror of women's lives, their strengths and imperfections.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 12, 2003
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Lockward's Eve is not the biblical Eve, but certainly one of her descendents. A real woman in a real garden, she dons a forbidden red dress ("red / as any apple she's ever bitten") and struts and dances through the pages of this wonderful collection. These poems are both sensuous and sensual, full of fruits, vegetables, flowers, cats, birds, and human desire.
Lockward writes the kind of poems that give the reader something on a first reading, but not everything. Individually and collectively, they resonate and linger in the head, calling the reader back; then each subsequent reading unfolds new riches, new surprises. This collection merits praise for its range and variety, its depth of sorrow, its humor, its verbal dexterity, its courage and risk-taking, its seamless organization, This is a collection the reader will return to again and again.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 3, 2003
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I am blown away my almost every poem in this collection. The imagery and passion that runs through her poems leaves me absolutely breathless. Her poems are very colorful and full of music, without bing syrupy or predictable in any way. I can think of very few other poets whose works pack so much emotional punch. I recommend this book for anyone who already loves poetry wants to read more contemporary poetry that is fresh and relevant to the everyday world that we live in. I also recommend it for the non-indoctrinated who want to know what's the big deal about poetry. This book is a joy to read and re-read. It is a shame that so many other lesser poets and writers are getting so much undeserved attention by academia and even mainstream media. This is an underrated poet who should be widely read.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Chelsea Shepherd on April 9, 2003
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I think that Diane Lockward's, "Eve's Red Dress", is a fantastic collection of poetry. As I read through the book, their wasn't a single poem that I didn't love instantly. It has very deep ideas about women mixed with fun ideas about fruit. Many of Ms. Lockward's poems are wonderfully suductive, but never raunchy. This book is truly fabulous - I highly recommend it!
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