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American Smooth
By Rita Dove

American Smooth

Poems

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American Smooth by Rita Dove

Book Awards

  • Winner of New York Times Notable Book 2004.

Book Description

An 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 Details

ISBN: 9780393327441
ISBN-10: 0393327442
Format: Paperback
(211mm x 140mm x 12mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 17-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Books By Author Rita Dove

Collected Poems by Rita Dove Collected Poems, Hardback (June 2016)

Three decades of powerful lyric poetry from a virtuoso of the English language in one unabridged volume.

Sonata Mulattica by Rita Dove Sonata Mulattica, Paperback (November 2010)

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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