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Rita Dove

Autor(a) de Selected Poems

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About the Author

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. mostrar mais She is Commonwealth Professor of English at the University of Virginia mostrar menos
Image credit: Dove in December 2017 By Gage Skidmore, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=64542050

Obras de Rita Dove

Selected Poems (1993) 350 cópias
Thomas and Beulah (1986) 274 cópias, 4 resenhas
The Penguin Anthology of Twentieth-Century American Poetry (2013) — Editor — 267 cópias, 4 resenhas
The Best American Poetry 2000 (2000) — Editor — 213 cópias
On the Bus with Rosa Parks: Poems (1999) 185 cópias, 1 resenha
Mother Love: Poems (1995) 181 cópias, 1 resenha
Through the Ivory Gate: A novel (1992) 117 cópias, 2 resenhas
Sonata Mulattica: Poems (2009) 117 cópias, 3 resenhas
Grace Notes: Poems (1989) 113 cópias
American Smooth: Poems (2004) 103 cópias, 2 resenhas
Collected Poems: 1974-2004 (2016) 95 cópias, 1 resenha
Playlist for the Apocalypse: Poems (2021) 85 cópias, 4 resenhas
The Darker Face of the Earth (1994) 63 cópias, 2 resenhas
Museum: Poems (1983) 31 cópias, 1 resenha

Associated Works

The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story (2021) — Contribuinte — 1,577 cópias, 26 resenhas
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Contribuinte, algumas edições938 cópias, 7 resenhas
The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry (1990) — Contribuinte — 769 cópias, 3 resenhas
For the Love of Books: 115 Celebrated Writers on the Books They Love Most (1999) — Contribuinte — 457 cópias, 3 resenhas
Jonah's Gourd Vine (1934) — Prefácio, algumas edições440 cópias, 4 resenhas
Sisters of the Earth: Women's Prose and Poetry About Nature (1991) — Contribuinte — 403 cópias, 4 resenhas
Contemporary American Poetry (1962) — Contribuinte, algumas edições390 cópias, 2 resenhas
Breaking Ice: An Anthology of Contemporary African-American Fiction (1990) — Contribuinte — 276 cópias, 1 resenha
The Art of Losing (2010) — Contribuinte — 207 cópias, 21 resenhas
Wise Women: Over Two Thousand Years of Spiritual Writing by Women (1996) — Contribuinte — 203 cópias, 1 resenha
The Best American Poetry 2004 (2004) — Contribuinte — 202 cópias
African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song (2020) — Contribuinte — 181 cópias, 4 resenhas
The Best American Poetry 2003 (2003) — Contribuinte — 174 cópias, 1 resenha
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (2006) — Contribuinte — 164 cópias, 2 resenhas
This Is My Best: Great Writers Share Their Favorite Work (2004) — Contribuinte — 163 cópias, 3 resenhas
Erotique Noire/Black Erotica (1992) — Contribuinte — 161 cópias, 1 resenha
Poetry Speaks Expanded: Hear Poets Read Their Own Work from Tennyson to Plath (2007) — Advisory Editor; Contribuinte — 152 cópias, 1 resenha
The Vintage Book of African American Poetry (2000) — Contribuinte — 149 cópias
Emergency Kit (1996) — Contribuinte, algumas edições110 cópias, 1 resenha
The 100 Best African American Poems (2010) — Contribuinte — 98 cópias, 5 resenhas
What My Mother Gave Me: Thirty-one Women on the Gifts That Mattered Most (2013) — Contribuinte — 98 cópias, 18 resenhas
Life Notes: Personal Writings by Contemporary Black Women (1994) — Contribuinte — 81 cópias
The Best American Poetry 2014 (2014) — Contribuinte — 80 cópias
Honey, Hush! An Anthology of African American Women's Humor (1997) — Contribuinte — 78 cópias
Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series (2015) — Contribuinte — 75 cópias, 2 resenhas
Gods and Mortals: Modern Poems on Classical Myths (2001) — Contribuinte — 69 cópias, 2 resenhas
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Concise Edition (2003) — Contribuinte — 69 cópias, 1 resenha
Memory of Kin: Stories About Family by Black Writers (1990) — Contribuinte — 68 cópias
The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink (2012) — Contribuinte — 64 cópias, 1 resenha
Bullets Into Bells: Poets and Citizens Respond to Gun Violence (2017) — Contribuinte — 58 cópias, 3 resenhas
Of Poetry and Protest: From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin (2016) — Contribuinte — 58 cópias
Trouble the Water: 250 Years of African American Poetry (1997) — Contribuinte — 57 cópias
The Best American Poetry 2021 (2021) — Contribuinte — 49 cópias, 1 resenha
Orpheus and Company: Contemporary Poems on Greek Mythology (1999) — Contribuinte — 48 cópias, 1 resenha
Sisterfire: Black Womanist Fiction and Poetry (1994) — Contribuinte — 46 cópias
"Harlem Gallery" and Other Poems of Melvin B. Tolson (1999) — Introdução — 37 cópias, 1 resenha
Birds in the Hand: Fiction and Poetry about Birds (2004) — Contribuinte — 33 cópias, 1 resenha
This Is the Honey: An Anthology of Contemporary Black Poets (2024) — Contribuinte — 32 cópias, 1 resenha
60 Years of American Poetry (1996) — Contribuinte — 29 cópias, 1 resenha
Selected Poems (1968) — Tradutor — 27 cópias, 1 resenha
Good Roots: Writers Reflect on Growing Up in Ohio (2006) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias, 1 resenha
Bittersweet (1998) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Resisting Arrest: Poems to Stretch the Sky (2016) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Between Paradise & Earth: Eve Poems (2023) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)


Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Dove, Rita
Nome de batismo
Dove, Rita Frances
Outros nomes
DOVE, Rita Frances
DOVE, Rita
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Akron, Ohio, VS
Locais de residência
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
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) (mostrar todas 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)
Pequena biografia
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.… (mais)
DAGray08 | 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.… (mais)
DAGray08 | outras 3 resenhas | Jan 1, 2024 |
Delightful. Sonnets, exploring Demeter and Persephone, I loved every thought.
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."
… (mais)
DonnaMarieMerritt | outras 3 resenhas | Apr 16, 2023 |



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