By Rita Dove
Finalist for the 2016 nationwide publication Award
Finalist for the 2017 NAACP photo Award
Three many years of robust lyric poetry from a virtuoso of the English language in a single unabridged volume.
Rita Dove’s Collected Poems 1974–2004 showcases the wide-ranging range that earned her a Pulitzer Prize, the placement of U.S. poet laureate, a countrywide Humanities Medal, and a countrywide Medal of paintings. collecting thirty years and 7 books, this quantity compiles Dove’s clean reflections on youth in The Yellow condominium at the Corner and her irreverent musings in Museum. She units the relocating love tale of Thomas and Beulah opposed to the backdrop of battle, industrialization, and the civil correct struggles. The multifaceted gem stones of Grace Notes, the beautiful reinvention of Greek fantasy within the sonnets of Mother Love, the troubling rapids of modern background in On the Bus with Rosa Parks, and the homage to America’s kaleidoscopic cultural historical past in American Smooth all have a good time Dove’s mastery of narrative context with lyrical finesse. With the “precise, making a song strains” for which the Washington Post praised her, Dove “has created clean configurations of the conventional and the experimental” (Poetry magazine).
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Collected Poems: 1974-2004 by Rita Dove