Temptation by Water may be obtained from your local
bookstore, from on-line vendors such as Amazon
or Barnes & Noble, or from the publisher.
Like a Whale
Asides, Writers' Digest
Garrison Keillor reads Diane's poems on the Writers
Diane's website and blog —
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
Praise for Diane Lockward's previous books —
After reading What
Feeds Us, readers will not be able to look at pears and grapes, nor
use vanilla, without appreciating their new, Lockward-named qualities.
At the same time, Lockward acknowledges the places we hold sorrow. What Feeds Us refreshes readers with a full range of human
experience. It piques our senses as it does our emotions, satisfying
— Christine Stewart-Nunez, Red
Against her meditative sense of loss, she balances the bristle of
irony and bad-girl delight in the wicked.
She seduces us with love and linguini, with split vanilla bean
and sun-glorious blooms that testify to the world’s abundance.
— Judith Montgomery,
Diane Lockward is a wickedly good poet . . .
very much in touch with how wayward human impulses can be and how
— Baron Wormser, former Poet
Laureate of Maine
She’s fearless and unafraid to let
her characters unmask . . . Appetite, eros, seduction, the domestic, the
abandonment and cruelty of the father shape the dark heart of this book
. . . She seeds her poems with a strident I’ve
got nothing to lose voice, at once intriguing and disarming.
— Elaine Sexton, Prairie