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Eve's Red Dress

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"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
Paperback, 132 pages
Published February 1st 2003 by Wind Publications
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The Missing Wife

Wife and dog missing.
Reward for the dog.
—bumper sticker on a pickup truck

The wife and the dog planned their escape
months in advance, laid up biscuits and bones,
waited for the careless moment when he’d forget
to latch the gate, then hightailed it.

They took shelter in the forest, camouflaged
the scent of their trail with leaves.
Free of him at last,
they peed with relief on a tree.
Sherry Chandler
I review Eve's Red Dress at Smartish Pace .

I remember being blown away by these poems; I carried the book with me to a retreat and I kept saying, to my fellow retreaters, "listen to this."

What's more, the book has a spectacular cover.
Victoria S.
I love so many of the poems in this! I've never read a book of poetry all the way through and I'm glad I took the time to pick this one up and read it. I will definitely be reading more of her poetry.
Wonderful use of metaphor and imagery
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Diane Lockward is the author of The Crafty Poet: A Portable Workshop. She is also 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 (2003). Diane's poems have been published in several anthologies and in such journals as Harvard Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, an ...more
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