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Collected Poems : 1974-2004

Hardcover
by Rita Dove

An unabridged collection of the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and U.S. poet laureate’s work includes 30 years of her prose and verse, covering seven books, including poems that touch upon adolescence, love stories, war, industrialization and civil rights.

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Rita Dove’s Collected Poems: 1974–2004 showcases the wide-ranging diversity that earned her a Pulitzer Prize, the position of U.S. poet laureate, a National Humanities Medal, and a National Medal of Art. Gathering thirty years and seven books, this volume compiles Dove’s fresh reflections on adolescence in The Yellow House on the Corner and her irreverent musings in Museum. She sets the moving love story of Thomas and Beulah against the backdrop of war, industrialization, and the civil right struggles. The multifaceted gems of Grace Notes, the exquisite reinvention of Greek myth in the sonnets of Mother Love, the troubling rapids of recent history in On the Bus with Rosa Parks, and the homage to America’s kaleidoscopic cultural heritage in American Smooth all celebrate Dove’s mastery of narrative context with lyrical finesse. With the “precise, singing lines” the Washington Post praised her for, Dove “has created fresh configurations of the traditional and the experimental” (Poetry).

Hardcover
PublisherW W Norton & Co Inc
Dimensions1.5"x6.3"x9.8"
Publication Date2016-05-17
Shipping Weight1.7 pounds
ISBN-109780393285949
AudienceGeneral Adult
FormatHardcover
LanguageEnglish
synopsis

Rita Dove’s Collected Poems: 1974–2004 showcases the wide-ranging diversity that earned her a Pulitzer Prize, the position of U.S. poet laureate, a National Humanities Medal, and a National Medal of Art. Gathering thirty years and seven books, this volume compiles Dove’s fresh reflections on adolescence in The Yellow House on the Corner and her irreverent musings in Museum. She sets the moving love story of Thomas and Beulah against the backdrop of war, industrialization, and the civil right struggles. The multifaceted gems of Grace Notes, the exquisite reinvention of Greek myth in the sonnets of Mother Love, the troubling rapids of recent history in On the Bus with Rosa Parks, and the homage to America’s kaleidoscopic cultural heritage in American Smooth all celebrate Dove’s mastery of narrative context with lyrical finesse. With the “precise, singing lines” the Washington Post praised her for, Dove “has created fresh configurations of the traditional and the experimental” (Poetry).

book details
Hardcover
PublisherW W Norton & Co Inc
Dimensions1.5"x6.3"x9.8"
Publication Date2016-05-17
Shipping Weight1.7 pounds
ISBN-109780393285949
AudienceGeneral Adult
FormatHardcover
LanguageEnglish