Imatge de l'autor

Rita Dove

Autor/a de Selected Poems

34+ obres 2,258 Membres 26 Ressenyes 6 preferits

Sobre l'autor

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. mostra'n més She is Commonwealth Professor of English at the University of Virginia mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: Dove in December 2017 By Gage Skidmore, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Obres de Rita Dove

Selected Poems (1993) 343 exemplars
Thomas and Beulah (1986) 269 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 2000 (2000) — Editor — 213 exemplars
Mother Love: Poems (1995) 179 exemplars
On the Bus with Rosa Parks: Poems (1999) 176 exemplars
Through the Ivory Gate: A novel (1992) 115 exemplars
Sonata Mulattica: Poems (2009) 112 exemplars
Grace Notes: Poems (1989) 111 exemplars
American Smooth: Poems (2004) 102 exemplars
Collected Poems: 1974-2004 (2016) 89 exemplars
The Darker Face of the Earth (1994) 61 exemplars
Museum: Poems (1983) 31 exemplars
The Yellow House on the Corner (1980) 27 exemplars

Obres associades

The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story (2021) — Col·laborador — 1,409 exemplars
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions914 exemplars
The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry (1990) — Col·laborador — 746 exemplars
Jonah's Gourd Vine (1934) — Pròleg, algunes edicions417 exemplars
Sisters of the Earth: Women's Prose and Poetry About Nature (1991) — Col·laborador — 395 exemplars
Contemporary American Poetry (1962) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions383 exemplars
Breaking Ice: An Anthology of Contemporary African-American Fiction (1990) — Col·laborador — 269 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 2004 (2004) — Col·laborador — 200 exemplars
Wise Women: Over Two Thousand Years of Spiritual Writing by Women (1996) — Col·laborador — 200 exemplars
The Art of Losing (2010) — Col·laborador — 197 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 2003 (2003) — Col·laborador — 174 exemplars
African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song (2020) — Col·laborador — 168 exemplars
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (2006) — Col·laborador — 161 exemplars
This Is My Best: Great Writers Share Their Favorite Work (2004) — Col·laborador — 159 exemplars
Erotique Noire/Black Erotica (1991) — Col·laborador — 156 exemplars
Poetry Speaks Expanded: Hear Poets Read Their Own Work from Tennyson to Plath (2007) — Advisory Editor; Col·laborador — 148 exemplars
The Vintage Book of African American Poetry (2000) — Col·laborador — 141 exemplars
The Writer on Her Work, Volume II: New Essays in New Territory (1730) — Col·laborador — 124 exemplars
Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry (2009) — Col·laborador — 111 exemplars
Emergency Kit (1996) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions108 exemplars
The 100 Best African American Poems (2010) — Col·laborador — 97 exemplars
Life Notes: Personal Writings by Contemporary Black Women (1994) — Col·laborador — 79 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 2014 (2014) — Col·laborador — 75 exemplars
Honey, Hush! An Anthology of African American Women's Humor (1657) — Col·laborador — 74 exemplars
Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series (2015) — Col·laborador — 72 exemplars
Gods and Mortals: Modern Poems on Classical Myths (1684) — Col·laborador — 68 exemplars
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Concise Edition (2003) — Col·laborador — 67 exemplars
Memory of Kin: Stories About Family by Black Writers (1990) — Col·laborador — 65 exemplars
The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink (2012) — Col·laborador — 63 exemplars
On Girlhood: 15 Stories from the Well-Read Black Girl Library (2021) — Col·laborador — 57 exemplars
Bullets Into Bells: Poets and Citizens Respond to Gun Violence (2017) — Col·laborador — 55 exemplars
Of Poetry and Protest: From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin (2016) — Col·laborador — 54 exemplars
Orpheus and Company: Contemporary Poems on Greek Mythology (1999) — Col·laborador — 48 exemplars
Sisterfire: Black Womanist Fiction and Poetry (1994) — Col·laborador — 46 exemplars
The Best American Poetry 2021 (2021) — Col·laborador — 46 exemplars
"Harlem Gallery" and Other Poems of Melvin B. Tolson (1999) — Introducció — 33 exemplars
Birds in the Hand: Fiction and Poetry about Birds (2004) — Col·laborador — 32 exemplars
60 Years of American Poetry (1996) — Col·laborador — 28 exemplars
Selected Poems (1968) — Traductor — 27 exemplars
Good Roots: Writers Reflect on Growing Up in Ohio (2006) — Col·laborador — 22 exemplars
Sweet Nothings: An Anthology of Rock and Roll in American Poetry (1994) — Col·laborador — 21 exemplars
The Golden Shovel Anthology: New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks (2017) — Col·laborador — 16 exemplars
Bearden's Odyssey: Poets Respond to the Art of Romare Bearden (2017) — Col·laborador — 11 exemplars
Revise the Psalm: Work Celebrating the Writing of Gwendolyn Brooks (2017) — Col·laborador — 11 exemplars
Bittersweet (1998) — Col·laborador — 10 exemplars
Resisting Arrest: Poems to Stretch the Sky (2016) — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars
Between Paradise & Earth: Eve Poems (2023) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Nom normalitzat
Dove, Rita
Nom oficial
Dove, Rita Frances
Altres noms
DOVE, Rita Frances
DOVE, Rita
Data de naixement
Lloc de naixement
Akron, Ohio, VS
Llocs de residència
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
Premis i honors
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) (mostra-les totes 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)
Biografia breu
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.… (més)
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.… (més)
DAGray08 | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | 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."
… (més)
DonnaMarieMerritt | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Apr 16, 2023 |



Potser també t'agrada

Autors associats

Pam Uschuk Editor
Yusef Komunyakaa Contributor
Karl Elder Contributor
Gregory Djanikian Contributor
Elton Glaser Contributor
Christopher Edgar Contributor
Rebecca Seiferle Contributor
Jennifer Grotz Contributor
Lynne Knight Contributor
Janet Bowdan Contributor
Billy Collins Contributor
Mary Oliver Contributor
Pamela Sutton Contributor
Michael Palmer Contributor
Grace Butcher Contributor
Jean Nordhaus Contributor
Forrest Hamer Contributor
Adrienne Su Contributor
Laurie Sheck Contributor
Thomas Rabbitt Contributor
Gabriel Spera Contributor
Reetika Vazirani Contributor
Paul Violi Contributor
Richard Blanco Contributor
Gary Soto Contributor
Pamela Alexander Contributor
Paul Perry Contributor
Susan Mitchell Contributor
Donald Justice Contributor
Rodney Jones Contributor
Denise Duhamel Contributor
Carolyn Kizer Contributor
Carl Phillips Contributor
Thomas Lux Contributor
Brenda Hillman Contributor
Susan Stewart Contributor
Julianna Baggott Contributor
John Yau Contributor
Robert Pinsky Contributor
Dean Young Contributor
W. S. Merwin Contributor
Lucille Clifton Contributor
Charles Fort Contributor
Derek Walcott Contributor
Kim Addonizio Contributor
Thom Gunn Contributor
Richard Wilbur Contributor
A. R. Ammons Contributor
Jim Daniels Contributor
Susan Wood Contributor
Cathy Song Contributor
Frank X. Gaspar Contributor
Barbara Hamby Contributor
Donald Platt Contributor
Mark Halliday Contributor
Reginald Shepherd Contributor
Lynne McMahon Contributor
Erin Belieu Contributor
Lawrence Raab Contributor
A. E. Stallings Contributor
Ray Gonzalez Contributor
Quincy Troupe Contributor
David Kirby Contributor
Brenda Shaughnessy Contributor
Natasha Trethewey Contributor
Mary Jo Salter Contributor
Linh Dinh Contributor
Dorothea Tanning Contributor
Stanley Plumly Contributor
Mark Jarman Contributor
B. H. Fairchild Contributor
Lynn Emanuel Contributor
Richard Siken Contributor
Marsha Janson Contributor


També de

Gràfics i taules