By (author) Rita Dove
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American Smooth by Rita Dove
Book DescriptionAn occasion to celebrate: a new collection by the Pulitzer Prize-winning former poet laureate; her first since On the Bus with Rosa Parks. With the grace of an Astaire, Rita Dove's magnificent poems pay homage to our kaleidoscopic cultural heritage; from the glorious shimmer of an operatic soprano to Bessie Smith's mournful wail; from paradise lost to angel food cake; from hotshots at the local shooting range to the Negro jazz band in World War I whose music conquered Europe before the Allied advance. Like the ballroom-dancing couple of the title poem, smiling and making the difficult seem effortless, Dove explores the shifting surfaces between perception and intimation.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393327441
(211mm x 140mm x 12mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 17-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Rita Dove
Collected Poems, Hardback (June 2016)
Three decades of powerful lyric poetry from a virtuoso of the English language in one unabridged volume.
Penguin Anthology of Twentieth-century American Poetry, Paperback (September 2013)
Original publication and copyright date: 2011.
Sonata Mulattica, Paperback (November 2010)» View all books by Rita Dove
Detailing the volatile relationship between the black violinist George Bridgetower and Beethoven, this is a "masterful collection" (Los Angeles Times).
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Author Biography - Rita Dove
Rita Dove is the recipient of many honors, including the Pulitzer Prize and the Fulbright Lifetime Achievement Medal. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, she is a Commonwealth Professor of English at the University of Virginia and lives in Charlottesville.
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