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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 por Rita Dove

Selected Poems (1993) 345 exemplares
Thomas and Beulah (1986) 270 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2000 (2000) — Editor — 213 exemplares
Mother Love: Poems (1995) 180 exemplares
On the Bus with Rosa Parks: Poems (1999) 178 exemplares
Through the Ivory Gate: A novel (1992) 116 exemplares
Sonata Mulattica: Poems (2009) 114 exemplares
Grace Notes: Poems (1989) 112 exemplares
American Smooth: Poems (2004) 103 exemplares
Collected Poems: 1974-2004 (2016) 94 exemplares
The Darker Face of the Earth (1994) 61 exemplares
Museum: Poems (1983) 31 exemplares

Associated Works

The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story (2021) — Contribuidor — 1,507 exemplares
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Contribuidor, algumas edições926 exemplares
The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry (1990) — Contribuidor — 757 exemplares
Jonah's Gourd Vine (1934) — Prefácio, algumas edições426 exemplares
Sisters of the Earth: Women's Prose and Poetry About Nature (1991) — Contribuidor — 399 exemplares
Contemporary American Poetry (1962) — Contribuidor, algumas edições385 exemplares
The Art of Losing (2010) — Contribuidor — 203 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2004 (2004) — Contribuidor — 202 exemplares
Wise Women: Over Two Thousand Years of Spiritual Writing by Women (1996) — Contribuidor — 201 exemplares
African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song (2020) — Contribuidor — 176 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2003 (2003) — Contribuidor — 174 exemplares
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (2006) — Contribuidor — 163 exemplares
This Is My Best: Great Writers Share Their Favorite Work (2004) — Contribuidor — 160 exemplares
Erotique Noire/Black Erotica (1991) — Contribuidor — 159 exemplares
Poetry Speaks Expanded: Hear Poets Read Their Own Work from Tennyson to Plath (2007) — Advisory Editor; Contribuidor — 152 exemplares
The Vintage Book of African American Poetry (2000) — Contribuidor — 148 exemplares
The Writer on Her Work, Volume II: New Essays in New Territory (1730) — Contribuidor — 124 exemplares
Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry (2009) — Contribuidor — 115 exemplares
Emergency Kit (1996) — Contribuidor, algumas edições109 exemplares
The 100 Best African American Poems (2010) — Contribuidor — 97 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2014 (2014) — Contribuidor — 81 exemplares
Life Notes: Personal Writings by Contemporary Black Women (1994) — Contribuidor — 81 exemplares
Honey, Hush! An Anthology of African American Women's Humor (1657) — Contribuidor — 77 exemplares
Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series (2015) — Contribuidor — 75 exemplares
Gods and Mortals: Modern Poems on Classical Myths (1684) — Contribuidor — 69 exemplares
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Concise Edition (2003) — Contribuidor — 68 exemplares
Memory of Kin: Stories About Family by Black Writers (1990) — Contribuidor — 65 exemplares
On Girlhood: 15 Stories from the Well-Read Black Girl Library (2021) — Contribuidor — 63 exemplares
The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink (2012) — Contribuidor — 63 exemplares
Trouble the Water: 250 Years of African American Poetry (1997) — Contribuidor — 56 exemplares
Bullets Into Bells: Poets and Citizens Respond to Gun Violence (2017) — Contribuidor — 55 exemplares
Of Poetry and Protest: From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin (2016) — Contribuidor — 55 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2021 (2021) — Contribuidor — 48 exemplares
Orpheus and Company: Contemporary Poems on Greek Mythology (1999) — Contribuidor — 48 exemplares
Sisterfire: Black Womanist Fiction and Poetry (1994) — Contribuidor — 46 exemplares
"Harlem Gallery" and Other Poems of Melvin B. Tolson (1999) — Introdução — 35 exemplares
Birds in the Hand: Fiction and Poetry about Birds (2004) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
60 Years of American Poetry (1996) — Contribuidor — 28 exemplares
This Is the Honey: An Anthology of Contemporary Black Poets (2024) — Contribuidor — 28 exemplares
Selected Poems (1968) — Tradutor — 27 exemplares
Good Roots: Writers Reflect on Growing Up in Ohio (2006) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
Sweet Nothings: An Anthology of Rock and Roll in American Poetry (1994) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
The Golden Shovel Anthology: New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks (2017) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Bearden's Odyssey: Poets Respond to the Art of Romare Bearden (2017) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Bittersweet (1998) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Resisting Arrest: Poems to Stretch the Sky (2016) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Between Paradise & Earth: Eve Poems (2023) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Dove, Rita
Nome legal
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
Prémios e menções honrosas
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 todos 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)

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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 | 1 outra crítica | 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 | 3 outras críticas | 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 | 3 outras críticas | Apr 16, 2023 |



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