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Rita Dove

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Rita Dove, former Poet Laureate of the United States, is the recipient of many honors, among them the Pulitzer Prize, the National Humanities Medal, and the Heinz Award. Among her recent publications are the poetry collection On the Bus with Rosa Parks and the drama The Darker Face of the Earth. näytä lisää She is Commonwealth Professor of English at the University of Virginia näytä vähemmän
Image credit: Dove in December 2017 By Gage Skidmore, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=64542050

Tekijän teokset

Selected Poems (1993) 346 kappaletta
Thomas and Beulah (1986) 270 kappaletta
The Penguin Anthology of Twentieth-Century American Poetry (2013) — Toimittaja — 259 kappaletta
The Best American Poetry 2000 (2000) — Toimittaja — 213 kappaletta
Mother Love: Poems (1995) 181 kappaletta
On the Bus with Rosa Parks: Poems (1999) 178 kappaletta
Through the Ivory Gate: A novel (1992) 116 kappaletta
Sonata Mulattica: Poems (2009) 116 kappaletta
Grace Notes: Poems (1989) 112 kappaletta
American Smooth: Poems (2004) 103 kappaletta
Collected Poems: 1974-2004 (2016) 94 kappaletta
The Darker Face of the Earth (1994) 61 kappaletta
Museum: Poems (1983) 31 kappaletta

Associated Works

The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story (2021) — Avustaja — 1,509 kappaletta
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Avustaja, eräät painokset927 kappaletta
The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry (1990) — Avustaja — 761 kappaletta
Jonah's Gourd Vine (1934) — Esipuhe, eräät painokset426 kappaletta
Sisters of the Earth: Women's Prose and Poetry About Nature (1991) — Avustaja — 399 kappaletta
Contemporary American Poetry (1962) — Avustaja, eräät painokset385 kappaletta
The Art of Losing (2010) — Avustaja — 203 kappaletta
The Best American Poetry 2004 (2004) — Avustaja — 202 kappaletta
African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song (2020) — Avustaja — 176 kappaletta
The Best American Poetry 2003 (2003) — Avustaja — 174 kappaletta
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (2006) — Avustaja — 163 kappaletta
This Is My Best: Great Writers Share Their Favorite Work (2004) — Avustaja — 160 kappaletta
Erotique Noire/Black Erotica (1991) — Avustaja — 159 kappaletta
Poetry Speaks Expanded: Hear Poets Read Their Own Work from Tennyson to Plath (2007) — Advisory Editor; Avustaja — 152 kappaletta
The Vintage Book of African American Poetry (2000) — Avustaja — 148 kappaletta
Emergency Kit (1996) — Avustaja, eräät painokset109 kappaletta
The 100 Best African American Poems (2010) — Avustaja — 97 kappaletta
The Best American Poetry 2014 (2014) — Avustaja — 81 kappaletta
Life Notes: Personal Writings by Contemporary Black Women (1994) — Avustaja — 81 kappaletta
Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series (2015) — Avustaja — 75 kappaletta
Gods and Mortals: Modern Poems on Classical Myths (1684) — Avustaja — 69 kappaletta
Memory of Kin: Stories About Family by Black Writers (1990) — Avustaja — 65 kappaletta
The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink (2012) — Avustaja — 63 kappaletta
Trouble the Water: 250 Years of African American Poetry (1997) — Avustaja — 56 kappaletta
Of Poetry and Protest: From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin (2016) — Avustaja — 55 kappaletta
The Best American Poetry 2021 (2021) — Avustaja — 48 kappaletta
Orpheus and Company: Contemporary Poems on Greek Mythology (1999) — Avustaja — 48 kappaletta
Sisterfire: Black Womanist Fiction and Poetry (1994) — Avustaja — 46 kappaletta
"Harlem Gallery" and Other Poems of Melvin B. Tolson (1999) — Johdanto — 35 kappaletta
Birds in the Hand: Fiction and Poetry about Birds (2004) — Avustaja — 33 kappaletta
60 Years of American Poetry (1996) — Avustaja — 28 kappaletta
Selected Poems (1968) — Kääntäjä — 27 kappaletta
Good Roots: Writers Reflect on Growing Up in Ohio (2006) — Avustaja — 22 kappaletta
Bittersweet (1998) — Avustaja — 10 kappaletta
Resisting Arrest: Poems to Stretch the Sky (2016) — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta
Between Paradise & Earth: Eve Poems (2023) — Avustaja — 1 kappale

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Kanoninen nimi
Dove, Rita
Virallinen nimi
Dove, Rita Frances
Muut nimet
DOVE, Rita Frances
DOVE, Rita
Akron, Ohio, VS
Akron, Ohio, VS
Charlottesville, Virginia, VS
Miami University of Ohio (BA)
University of Iowa (MFA)
Eberhard Karls University
Phi Beta Kappa (Senator ∙ governing board)
Academy of American Poets
Fellowship of Southern Writers
University of Virginia
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
Charles Frankel Prize (1996)
Peter I. B. Lavan Younger Poets Award (1986)
Pulitzer Prize in Poetry ( [1987])
Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress (1993-1995)
National Humanities Medal (1996)
Heinz Award in the Arts and Humanities (1996) (näytä kaikki 20)
NAACP Great American Artist Award
Poet Laureate of the Commonwealth of Virginia (2004-2006)
Emily Couric Leadership Award (2003)
Duke Ellington Lifetime Achievement Award (2001)
Sara Lee Frontrunner Award (1997)
Phi Beta Kappa
Common Wealth Award of Distinguished Service (2006)
Chubb Fellow at Yale University (2007)
Library of Virginia's Lifetime Achievement Award (2008)
Fulbright Lifetime Achievement Medal (2009)
Premio Capri (2009)
National Metal of Arts (2012)
Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize (2022)
National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters (2023)
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Rita Dove is the author of several books of poetry. A former Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, Dove also served as Poet Laureate of the United States from 1993 to 1995. She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, where she teaches at the University of Virginia. [2013]



Many of my favorite collections bundled together in one great book. Dove's poems blend the personal with the historical showing us pivotal moments, injustices endured with courage and intelligence, through the concrete examples from dusting, to cooking, to building zeppelins, to a company picnic to war on the other side of the ocean. Well crafted but what always grabs me by the throat in Dove's poem is the persona, speakers who take us inside the mind whose day to day being is constantly shaping and being shaped by history.… (lisätietoja)
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DAGray08 | 1 muu arvostelu | Jan 1, 2024 |
This is not my first reading and it won't be my last. Thomas and Beulah is a great love letter from the poet to her grandparents, and whether or not the stories contained are exact they provide the kind of truth that only a poet can give.

Splitting the collection into two strong Points of View, shows art dealing with opposites, male/female, light/dark, black/white -- the poems start in a place that feel deeply personal. But the great poems that start with the personal, by being specific touch on something revealing about their culture and the history. This collection has much to teach about the Northern Migration and the effects of race, economics, labor and segregation on the psyche. Worth multiple reads.… (lisätietoja)
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DAGray08 | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 1, 2024 |
Delightful. Sonnets, exploring Demeter and Persephone, I loved every thought.
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Kiramke | Jun 27, 2023 |
These are powerful poems, some about public figures, some deeply personal. I truly appreciated Ms. Dove's end notes because I often understood that I was reading about an important historical event or person, but couldn't quite place it. I was happy to be educated.

The book is broken into six sections. While I found meaning throughout, my favorite sections were "After Egypt" (with poems such as "Elevator Man, 1949") and "Little Book of Woe" (about her MS diagnosis; "Soup" is perhaps my favorite in this collection). And don't skip the book's intro, "Prose in a Small Space." It sets the tone.

Playlist for the Apocalypse was an NPR, NYT, and Publishers Weekly best book of 2021 and also won the 2022 Library of Virginia Literary Award for Poetry. I can see why. It's not that Dove writes about life-changing events, big and small, but how she writes about them. And thank goodness she does. As summed up in "Climacteric":

"...If loving every minute spent jostling syllables / while out in the world others slog through their messes / implies such shuttered industry is selfish or irresponsible // then I'm the one who's fled. Ta-ta! I'm not ashamed; / each word caught right is a pawned memory, humbly reclaimed."
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DonnaMarieMerritt | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 16, 2023 |



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