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By Rita Dove

ISBN-10: 0393285944

ISBN-13: 9780393285949

ISBN-10: 0393354938

ISBN-13: 9780393354935

Finalist for the 2016 nationwide e-book Award

Finalist for the 2017 NAACP snapshot Award

Three a long time 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 variety that earned her a Pulitzer Prize, the placement of U.S. poet laureate, a countrywide Humanities Medal, and a countrywide Medal of artwork. accumulating thirty years and 7 books, this quantity compiles Dove’s clean reflections on youth 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 delusion 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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