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Dove, Rita

Works: 283 works in 537 publications in 1 language and 27,698 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Fiction  Domestic fiction  Drama  Interviews  Biography  Short stories  History  Pictorial works  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Editor, Author of introduction, Performer, Interviewee, Librettist, Signer, Speaker, ite
Classifications: PS3554.O884, 811.54
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Selected poems by Rita Dove( Book )
12 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 2,012 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 )
15 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,873 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 )
15 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 1,494 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
Grace notes : poems by Rita Dove( Book )
18 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,455 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 )
6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 1,403 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 )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,383 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
The Penguin anthology of twentieth-century American poetry ( Book )
10 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,362 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
Through the ivory gate : a novel by Rita Dove( Book )
16 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 1,350 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
The darker face of the earth : a verse play in fourteen scenes by Rita Dove( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 885 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 in 2009 in English and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The best of the best American poetry ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
100 poems selected by Robert Pinsky that represent each volume in The best American poetry series
Museum : poems by Rita Dove( Book )
7 editions published between 1983 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 687 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 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fifth Sunday : stories by Rita Dove( Book )
9 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The yellow house on the corner : poems by Rita Dove( Book )
5 editions published between 1980 and 1989 in English and held by 538 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 darker face of the earth : a play by Rita Dove( Book )
19 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Uncorrected manuscript in spiral bound covers
Poet laureate Rita Dove ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rita Dove talks to Bill Moyers about her life and work. Features Dove reading from her works and in performance before an audience
The classic hundred poems ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the top 100 poems of all time as determined by a consensus of over 1,000 compilers. Includes notes by the editor on the historical period in which each author lived and the author's choice of verse form, tone, and style
Furious flower II regenerating the black poetic tradition ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This 3-part program provides the definitive teaching tool for exploring the world of today's black poetry. Providing a more focused, ambitious approach than its 1998 predecessor, Furious flower II presents outstanding critical scholarship on black contemporary poetry's origins and trends, its conflicts and consonances. Throughout, notable authors share insights and offer inspiration to fledgling poets about the creative process, and about daily life as a published writer. Interspersed with these critical conversations are impassioned readings of the most representative poems of each poet. Viewers can watch as one of America's most exciting cultural movements evolves before their eyes and ears. Program I - Roots and First Fruits traces black literary traditions from African American folklore to the Blues Aesthetic to Hip Hop, and illuminates their impact on poetry. Program II - Cross-Pollination in the Diaspora reflects upon the reciprocal influence between black American poets and writers from the African literary Diaspora. Program III - Blooming in the Whirlwind locates black poets within their historic moment and contextualizes them within relevant political movements - Civil Rights, Black Nationalism, post-colonialism and multiculturalism."
Persephone by Philip Trager( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Dove, Rita Frances 1952-
דאב, ריטה. דור, משה
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