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Rita Dove

Rita Dove, former U.S. Poet Laureate, Pulitzer Prize winner, and musician, lives in Charlottesville, where she is Commonwealth Professor of English at the University of Virginia.

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  1. Book CoverAmerican Smooth: Poems


    "Rita Dove pulls the ultimate dance trick: she makes it look easy."--New York Times Book ReviewMore

  2. Book CoverGrace Notes: Poems


    With this her fourth book of poems, Rita Dove expands her role as a leading voice in contemporary American letters.More

  3. Book CoverMother Love: Poems


    Calling upon the ancient Greek myth of Demeter and Persephone, Mother Love examines the love between mother and daughter, two tumblers locked in an eternal somersault: each mother a daughter, each daughter a potential mother.More

  4. Book CoverOn the Bus with Rosa Parks: Poems


    A dazzling new collection by the former Poet Laureate of the United States.More

  5. Book CoverSonata Mulattica: Poems


    Detailing the volatile relationship between the black violinist George Bridgetower and Beethoven, this is a "masterful collection" (Los Angeles Times).More