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Diane Lockward is the editor of The Strategic Poet: Honing Your Craft as well as the editor of The Practicing Poet, The Crafty Poet II, and The Crafty Poet II. She is also the author of four poetry books, most recently The Uneaten Carrots of Atonement. Her previous books are Temptation by Water, What Feeds Us, which received the 2006 Quentin R. Howard Poetry Prize, and Eve's Red Dress (2003). Her poems have been published in several anthologies and in such journals as the Harvard Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, and Prairie Schooner. Her work has also been featured on Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, The Writers Almanac., and Ted Kooser's American Life in Poetry. She lives in northern New Jersey and can be contacted at her website. ...more

Thoughts on Poetry Manuscript Submission


I just completed the 15th reading period for Terrapin Books. It's hard to believe but the press has now been around for seven years! During that time I've read a lot of poetry manuscripts. I've read lots of wonderful material. But I've also noticed some of the same errors being made again and again. So I've jotted some of them down and offer them here, hoping that they might be useful to y Read more of this blog post »
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Eve's Red Dress

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Twelve for the Record

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“I am a garden of earthly delights.
I am the apple you would fall for a thousand times.”
Diane Lockward

“I like the feeling of being about to confront an experience and resolve it as art.   —Eudora Welty”
Diane Lockward, The Practicing Poet: Writing Beyond the Basics

“Why should a poem please even a majority of readers or listeners? Perhaps someone needs the particular poem that you wrote. You probably do, at any rate.”
Diane Lockward, The Practicing Poet: Writing Beyond the Basics

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