News: Diane's poem "The First Artichoke" featured on Garrison Keillor's The Writer's Almanac Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Diane's poem "Blueberry" featured on Garrison Keillor's The Writer's Almanac, Sunday, April 19, 2009
Diane's poem "After the Ice Storm My Son Does Not Come Home" featured on Garrison Keillor's The Writer's Almanac, Thursday, April 16, 2009
Diane's poem "Idiosyncrasies of the Body" selected for the 2008 Best of the Net anthology
Diane's poem "Linguini" featured on Garrison Keillor's The Writer's Almanac on Friday, February 20, 2009
Diane Lockward is the author of What Feeds Us (Wind Publications, 2006). The collection received the Quentin R. Howard Poetry Prize. She is also the author of two previous collections, Eve’s Red Dress (Wind Publications, 2003) and a chapbook, Against Perfection (Poets Forum Press, 1998). A new book, Temptation by Water, is forthcoming from Wind Publications in 2010.
Diane's poems have been published in several anthologies, including Poetry Daily: 366 Poems from the World’s Most Popular Poetry Website and Garrison Keillor's Good Poems for Hard Times. Her poems have also appeared in such journals as Beloit Poetry Journal,
Spoon River Poetry Review, Harvard Review, Poet Lore, and Prairie Schooner.
The recipient of a 2003 Poetry Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Diane has also received awards from North American Review, Louisiana Literature, the Newburyport Art Association, and the St. Louis Poetry Center. Her work has been nominated for several Pushcart Prizes, featured on Poetry Daily and Verse Daily, and read by Garrison Keillor on NPR’s The Writer’s Almanac.
Diane has also been a featured poet at a number of festivals, such as the Warren County Poetry Festival, the Inkberry Festival, the Long Branch Poetry Festival, the Walt Whitman Poetry Festival, the 2006 Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, and the 2007 Burlington Book Festival.
Diane conducts writing workshops for young and old poets, inexperienced and experienced poets. She also conducts workshops for teachers on how to teach poetry. She was a featured poet at the 2005 Frost Place Conference on Poetry and Teaching, a workshop presenter at the 2003 and 2006 New Jersey State Council of Teachers of English Conferences, a keynote speaker at the 2007 Language Arts Leadership Association Conference, and a panelist at the 2009 New Jersey College English Association.
A former high school English teacher, Diane now works as a poet-in-the-schools for both the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.
On May 17, 2009, Diane was appointed Poet Laureate of West Caldwell, NJ.