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Dove, Rita

Works: 316 works in 666 publications in 2 languages and 31,314 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Fiction  Domestic fiction  Drama  Historical drama  Interviews  Exhibition catalogs  History  Musical settings  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Librettist, Speaker, Performer, Other, ite
Classifications: PS3554.O884, 811.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Rita Dove
Selected poems by Rita Dove( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here in one volume is a selection of the extraordinary poems of Rita Dove, who, as the nation's Poet Laureate from 1993 to 1995, brought poetry into the lives of millions of people. Along with a new introduction and poem, Selected Poems comprises Dove's collections The Yellow House on the Corner, which includes a group of poems devoted to the themes of slavery and freedom; Museum, intimate ruminations on home and the world; and finally, Thomas and Beulah, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1987, a verse cycle loosely based on her grandparents' lives. Precisely yet intensely felt, resonant with the voices of ordinary people, Rita Dove's Selected Poems is marked by lyric intensity and compassionate storytelling
On the bus with Rosa Parks : poems by Rita Dove( Book )

22 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 1,872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new collection by a much celebrated poet, former Poet Laureate of the United States Rita Dove. From the opening sequence, "Cameos," which probes the private griefs and dreams of a working-class family, to the emblematic grace of a living legend like Rosa Parks, who acquiesced to public life in order to "serve the public good," these poems explore the intersection of individual fates with the grand arc of history. If there are heroes, Dove maintains, they continually reinvent themselves, as each of us must do each morning
Mother love : poems by Rita Dove( Book )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems derived from the ancient Greek myth of Demeter and Persephone that explores the love between mother and daughter
The Penguin anthology of twentieth-century American poetry( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of twentieth-century American poetry, featuring Wallace Stevens, T.S. Eliot, Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Hayden, Gwendolyn Brooks, Derek Walcott, Adrienne Rich, John Ashbery, Anne Sexton, and many others
Grace notes : poems by Rita Dove( Book )

24 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With this her fourth book of poems - her first since winning the 1987 Pulitzer Prize in poetry - Rita Dove expands her role as a leading voice in contemporary American letters. The title of the collection serves as an umbrella for the intimate concerns expressed in the forty-eight poems ; in music, grace notes are those added to the basic melody, the embellishments that - if played or sung at the right moment with just the right touch - can break your heart. Isn't this what every lyric poem wishes to be, the poet asks as she explores autobiographical events, most from childhood and the cusp of adolescence, and then turns to the shadowy areas of regret and memory. The word as talisman is another of her concerns, and finally, in the section that most typifies the lilt of grace notes, Dove considers the embellishments below the melody of daily life. --from inside jacket cover
Thomas and Beulah : poems by Rita Dove( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in English and French and held by 1,420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Event -- Variation on Pain -- Jiving -- Straw Hat -- Courtship -- Refrain -- Variation on Guilt -- Nothing Down -- The Zeppelin Factory -- Under the Viaduct, 1932 -- Lightnin' Blues -- Compendium -- Definition in the Face of Unnamed Fury -- Aircraft -- Aurora Borealis -- Variation on Gaining a Son -- One Volume Missing -- The Charm -- Gospel -- Roast Possum -- The Stroke -- The Satisfaction Coal Company -- Thomas at the Wheel
American smooth : poems by Rita Dove( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetry celebrates America's cultural heritage with pieces about such topics as World War I's African-American jazz band, a Harlem girl's examination of adult flirting behaviors, and the first African-American Oscar winner
Through the ivory gate : a novel by Rita Dove( Book )

18 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 1,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is the tail end of the Vietnam era, and Virginia King, most recently a puppeteer with an experimental theater troupe, returns to her hometown in the Midwest to work as an "artist in residence" at a local public school. As her puppets win the hearts of her students, memories of her own childhood surface, triggering a chain of recollections - from grade school, with its subtle and not-so-subtle bigotries, to college where, as a cellist, she became involved with a brilliant and enigmatic fellow musician. But what startles her most is a visit to an elderly aunt, whose revelations about Virginia's family threaten to shatter the healing these memories bring. Seamlessly weaving together past and present, Through the Ivory Gate renders an unforgettable portrait of a period in American life and offer in Virginia King one of the most endearing heroines to emerge in contemporary fiction
Jonah's gourd vine : a novel by Zora Neale Hurston( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 1,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite being a married man and pastor of Zion Hope, John Buddy Pearson is a "natchel man" during the week "who loves too many women for his own good."--Back cover
Collected poems : 1974--2004 by Rita Dove( Book )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Showcases the diversity of the poet's work, including such topics as love, Greek myths, and America's kaleidoscopic cultural heritage
The darker face of the earth : a verse play in fourteen scenes by Rita Dove( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A play in verse about a white woman who has a black child by a slave in pre-Civil War South Carolina. The author is a Pulitzer Prize winner and is the present U.S. poet laureate. This verse play, based on the story of Oedipus & placed within the context of slavery, is set on a plantation in antebellum South Carolina
Sonata mulattica : a life in five movements and a short play : poems by Rita Dove( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prologues: Bridgetower -- Prologue of the rambling sort. Prodigy: (Re)naissance -- Capriccio -- Friedrich Augustus Bridgetower discovers the purposes of fatherhood -- Lines whispered to a pillow -- Recollection, preempted -- Paris, panting -- What doesn't happen -- Windsor -- Mrs. Papendiek's diary (1) -- Marine Pavilion, Brighthelmston -- Wardrobe lesson -- Mrs. Papendiek's diary (2) -- Seaside concerts -- Disappearance. Bread & butter, turbans & chinoiserie: Hear ye! -- Lesson: adagio -- Black pearl -- Ode to the moon -- Janissary rap -- Concert at Hanover Square -- Pulling the organ stops -- Black Billy Waters, at his pitch -- Haydn, overheard -- Mrs. Papendiek's diary (3) -- Dressing -- African prince sings songs of love -- Abandoned, again -- Mrs. Papendiek's diary (4) -- Transaction -- Undressing -- Ode on a Negress head clock, with eight tunes -- Intermezzo -- Tafelmusik (1) -- Brothers in spring -- Salomon concerts -- Haydn leaves London -- Seduction against exterior pilaster, waning gibbous -- Pretty boy -- New century aubade. Sturm und drang: Petition -- To the continent -- Old world lullaby -- Floating requiem -- Ach, wien -- Ludwig van Beethoven's return to Vienna -- First contact -- Vienna spring -- Polgreen, sight-reading -- Beethoven summons his copyist -- Augarten, 7 AM -- Performer. Volkstheater: a short play for the common man: Georgie Porgie, or A Moor in Vienna. "All is ashes:" Tail tucked -- Rain -- Esterhaza, prodigal -- Home again -- Eroica -- Tafelmusik (2) -- Countess shares confidences over Karneval chocolate -- Andante con Variazioni -- Haydn serenades the Napoleonic Honor Guard -- Regency fete -- Cambridge, Great St. Mary's Church -- Panopticon -- Last Frost Fair. Nomadia: Half-life -- Life in London, now playing at the Adelphi -- Moor with emeralds -- Vanities -- Haydn's head -- Birthday stroll on the Pall Mall -- Staffordshire figurine, 1825 -- Nomadia -- Self-eulogy -- #8 Victory Cottages, Peckham, 1860 -- Witness. Epilogues: Queen's wardrobe keeper -- All that jazz -- Composer's coda -- Haydn's skull -- Name game -- Instrumental -- End, with MapQuest
Museum : poems by Rita Dove( Book )

9 editions published between 1983 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems by the 1987 Pulitzer Prize-winning American author
Domestic work : poems by Natasha D Trethewey( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From sonnets and traditional ballads to free verses shot through with the syncopated attitude of blues, these poems tells the story of black women's work
Fifth Sunday : stories by Rita Dove( Book )

9 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The yellow house on the corner : poems by Rita Dove( Book )

8 editions published between 1980 and 1989 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Life -- The Bird Frau -- Robert Schumann, Or: Musical Genius Begins with Afflication -- Happenstance -- Small Town -- The Snow King -- Sightseeing -- Upon Meeting Don L. Lee In a Dream -- "Teach Us to Number Our Days"--Nigger Song: An Odyssey -- Five Elephants -- Geometry -- Champagne -- Night Watch -- The Secret Garden -- A Suite for Augustus -- 1963 -- D.C. -- Planning the Perfect Evening -- Augustus Observes the Sunset -- Wake -- Back -- Belinda's Petition -- The House Slave -- David Walker (1785-1830) -- The Abduction -- The Transport of Slaves From Maryland to Mississippi -- Pamela -- Someone's Blood -- Cholera -- The Slave's Critique of Pratical Reason -- Kentucky -- Adolescence-I -- Adolescence-II -- Adolescence-III -- The Boast -- The Kadvana Kumbis Devise a Way to Marry for Love -- Spy -- First Kiss -- Then Came Flowers -- Pearls -- Nexus -- Notes from a Tunisian Journal - The Sahara Bus Trip -- For Kazuko -- Beauty and the Beast -- His Shirt -- Great Uncle Beefheart -- The Son -- Corduroy Road -- O
The Best American poetry, 2000 by Rita Dove( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since its debut in 1988, sales for The Best American Poetry have nearly quadrupled. Now, in the midst of a present explosion in the interest of poetry nationwide (The New York Times), this renowned series promises to deliver one of its finest volumes yet with Rita Dove as the year's guest editor. One of the most prominent figures in the poetry world, former Poet Laureate Dove brings all of her dynamism and well-honed acumen to bear on the project. Dove has chosen the best poems of the year from a wide range of literary magazines and journals. Along with the work of today's most celebrated poets, including W.S. Merwin, Lucille Clifton, Susan Mitchell, and John Ashbery, Dove has also selected several fresh and diverse poems from a host of groundbreaking newcomers. Featuring comments from the poets elucidating their work and a Foreword by Series Editor David Lehman, The Best American Poetry 2000 is an especially strong addition to the series People magazine called, a year's worth of the very best
Jacob Lawrence : the Migration series by Leah Dickerman( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1941, Jacob Lawrence, then just 23 years old, completed a series of 60 small tempera paintings with text captions about the Great Migration, the mass movement of black Americans from the rural South to the urban North that began in 1915-16. Within months of its making, the Migration Series was divided between The Museum of Modern Art (even-numbered panels) and the Phillips Memorial Gallery (odd-numbered panels). The work has since become a landmark in the history of African American art, a monument in the collections of both institutions and a crucial example of the way in which history painting was radically reimagined in the modern era. In 2015 and 2016, the panels will be reunited in exhibitions at The Museum of Modern Art and at The Phillips Collection. This catalogue grounds Lawrence's Migration Series in the cultural and political debates that shaped the young artist's work and highlights its continued resonance for artists and writers today. An essay by Leah Dickerman situates the series within contemporary discussions about black history and an artist's social responsibilities in the late 1930s and early 1940s. Elsa Smithgall traces the acquisition and exhibition history of the Migration Series. Short commentaries on each panel explore Lawrence's career and technique, and the social history of the Migration. The catalogue also debuts ten poems commissioned from acclaimed poets that respond to the Migration Series. Elizabeth Alexander, honored as the poet at President Obama's first inauguration, introduces the section
The darker face of the earth : a play by Rita Dove( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uncorrected manuscript in spiral bound covers
Music for violin by David Liptak( )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Selected poems
On the bus with Rosa Parks : poemsMother love : poemsThe Penguin anthology of twentieth-century American poetryGrace notes : poemsThomas and Beulah : poemsAmerican smooth : poemsThrough the ivory gate : a novelJonah's gourd vine : a novel
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Dav, Riṭah

Dove, Rita Frances

Dove, Rita Frances 1952-

Rita Dove

Rita Dove Amerikaans dichteres

Rita Dove amerikansk poet

Rita Dove poetessa e scrittrice statunitense

Rita Dove US-amerikanische Dichterin und Schriftstellerin

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Ρίτα Νταβ Αμερικανίδα ποιήτρια και συγγραφέας (1952)

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French (5)