By Rita Dove
Finalist for the 2016 nationwide e-book Award
Finalist for the 2017 NAACP picture Award
Three many years of strong 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 location of U.S. poet laureate, a countrywide Humanities Medal, and a countrywide Medal of paintings. amassing thirty years and 7 books, this quantity compiles Dove’s clean reflections on early life in The Yellow residence 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 gemstones of Grace Notes, the beautiful reinvention of Greek fable within the sonnets of Mother Love, the troubling rapids of modern historical past in On the Bus with Rosa Parks, and the homage to America’s kaleidoscopic cultural history 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 normal and the experimental” (Poetry magazine).
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Collected Poems: 1974-2004 by Rita Dove