Diane Lockward

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According to Wikipedia, Diane Lockward is an American poet. The author of four full-length books of poetry, Lockward serves as the Poet Laureate of West Caldwell, New Jersey. Biography Diane Lockward earned her bachelor's degree from Elmira College and her master's from Montclair State University. She is the author of four full-length books of poetry: The Uneaten Carrots of Atonement , Temptation by Water , What Feeds Us , recipient of the Quentin R. Howard Poetry Prize, and Eve's Red Dress , all from Wind Publications. She is also the author/editor of four poetry craft books, The Strategic Poet: Honing the Craft, The Practicing Poet: Writing Beyond the Basics , The Crafty Poet II: A Portable Workshop and The Crafty Poet: A Portable Workshop , and two chapbooks, Eve Argues Against Perfection and Greatest Hits: 1997-2010 . Her poems have been published in Prairie Schooner, Spoon River Poetry Review, Poet Lore, Harvard Review, and elsewhere. Her poems have also been featured on Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, Gwarlingo, American Life in Poetry, and The Writer's Almanac. She is the recipient of a Poetry Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and a Woman of Achievement Award. She serves as the Poet Laureate of West Caldwell, New Jersey. She founded the Poetry Festival: A Celebration of Literary Journals in 2004 and served as its director for twelve years. A former high school English teacher at Millburn High School, she has also worked as a poet-in-the-schools for the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. She is the founder and publisher of Terrapin Books, a small press for poetry books. She lives in northern New Jersey.

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