Temptation by Water
  

poems by Diane Lockward

 


   
Temptation by Water may be obtained from your local bookstore, from on-line vendors such as Amazon or Barnes & Noble, or from the publisher. 
   
  
REVIEWS
    
The Inner Music
    
Midwest Book Review
     Alabama Register
    
Innisfree Poetry Journal
    
Harvard Review
    
Very Like a Whale
    
Pirene's Fountain
    
Connotation Press
     Verse Wisconsin 
    
Rattle
    
Pank Magazine 
  
INTERVIEWS —

    
Wendy's Muse

    
The Inner Music
    
Elmira College

     Connotation Press
    
Poemeleon
     Your Daily Poem
     Poetic Asides, Writers' Digest
     Eclectica Magazine
     Valparaiso Poetry Review
    
PIF Magazine
    
The Caldwells Patch
     

ARTICLES —
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Garrison Keillor reads Diane's poems on the Writers Almanac.

Visit Diane's website and blog
www.dianelockward.com 
www.dianelockward.blogspot.com



Diane Lockward's BLOG

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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

   

Praise for Diane Lockward's previous books

What Feeds Us
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 both.
            — Christine Stewart-Nunez, Red Rock Review

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, Valparaiso Poetry Review

   
Eve’s Red Dress
Diane Lockward is a wickedly good poet . . . very much in touch with how wayward human impulses can be and how delicious also.
             — 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 Schooner