Two-Toned Dress shows us good times, times of abundance, but does not shy away from showing the lonely times. Dig in! This well-crafted collection expertly deals with relationships, and does so with beautiful honesty. This poet helps us to remember our own times of being in love and leads us toward a compassionate view of others, including our parents, who have also known what it is to negotiate what life throws at us.
Lucy Adkins grew up in rural Nebraska, received her undergraduate degree from Auburn University, and her MFA in Creative Writing in 2016 from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Her poetry has been published in many journals, including Rhino, Northeast, South Dakota Review, Concho RiverReview, and the anthologies Woven on the Wind, Times of Sorrow/Times of Grace, CrazyWoman Creek, and the Poets Against the War anthology. Her chapbook, One Life Shining: AddieFinch,Farmwife was published by Pudding House Press. She has also co-authored a book of non-fiction, Writing in Community, which won an “Ippy” in the Independent Publisher’s Book Awards.