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Collected Poems: 1974-2004 [Reading] ➲ Collected Poems: 1974-2004 ➺ Rita Dove – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Rita Dove s Collected Poems showcases the wide ranging diversity that earned her a Pulitzer Prize, the position of US poet laureate, a National Humanities Medal, and a National Medal of Art Gatherin Rita Dove s Collected Poems showcases the wide ranging diversity that earned her a Pulitzer Prize, the position of US poet laureate, a National Humanities Medal, and a Collected Poems: Epub / National Medal of Art Gathering thirty years and seven books, this volume compiles Dove s fresh reflections on adolescence in The Yellow House on the Corner and her irreverent musings in Museum She sets the moving love story of Thomas and Beulah against the backdrop of war, industrialization, and the civil right struggles The multifaceted gems of Grace Notes, the exquisite reinvention of Greek myth in the sonnets of Mother Love, the troubling rapids of recent history in On the Bus with Rosa Parks, and the homage to America s kaleidoscopic cultural heritage in American Smooth all celebrate Dove s mastery of narrative context with lyrical finesse With the precise, singing lines for which the Washington Post praised her, Dove has created fresh configurations of the traditional and the experimental Poetry magazine.


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  1. Michael Michael says:

    Published twenty one years after Rita Dove finished serving as the U.S poet laureate, her Collected Poems gathers together seven volumes of poetry written over the course of three decades the compilation sketches the trajectory of the early and middle stages of Dove s brilliant career as a poet, leaving out only her most recent work The poems of Dove s first two collections The Yellow House on the Corner and Museum read as a bit underdeveloped and scattered, but they still anticipate many of Published twenty one years after Rita Dove finished serving as the U.S poet laureate, her Collected Poems gathers together seven volumes of poetry written over the course of three decades the compilation sketches the trajectory of the early and middle stages of Dove s brilliant career as a poet, leaving out only her most recent work The poems of Dove s first two collections The Yellow House on the Corner and Museum read as a bit underdeveloped and scattered, but they still anticipate many of the aesthetic tendencies of the poet s mature work Throughout her career, Dove has written accessible poems that balance narrative and crisp images as well as the historical and the personal so have her collections consisted of several sequences that all center on a shared concept, be it Greek myth or midcentury Black activism Favorite collections included Grace Notes and Mother Love


  2. Brown Girl Reading Brown Girl Reading says:

    EXCELLENT It took me a while to get through the entire collection but it was well worth the careful reading Rita Dove is brilliant and if you haven t read any of her poetry you should I wish I would have been assigned her poetry when I was college It would have made for great class discussion.


  3. Leslie Reese Leslie Reese says:

    4.5 starsImpeccable poetry I think my favorites were from Grace Notes Poems, Mother Love, and On the Bus With Rosa Parks that s roughly the poems Rita Dove had published in collections between 1989 and 1999 It will be interesting to read these collected works again, in the future, and see if that remains true 4.5 starsImpeccable poetry I think my favorites were from Grace Notes Poems, Mother Love, and On the Bus With Rosa Parks that s roughly the poems Rita Dove had published in collections between 1989 and 1999 It will be interesting to read these collected works again, in the future, and see if that remains true


  4. Shaun Shaun says:

    Actually, four and one half 4 1 2 stars not four 4 alone.Years ago, I read the Holy Bible cover to cover and walked away thinking that while it is the voice of God as told through humanity and thus, an autobiography of sorts of God Almighty written by a whole bunch of ghost writers or writers inhibited with the Holy Ghost it made for some pretty good reading But I also felt it was an interesting autobiography in that it told of the arc of God s own spiritual and emotional maturatio Actually, four and one half 4 1 2 stars not four 4 alone.Years ago, I read the Holy Bible cover to cover and walked away thinking that while it is the voice of God as told through humanity and thus, an autobiography of sorts of God Almighty written by a whole bunch of ghost writers or writers inhibited with the Holy Ghost it made for some pretty good reading But I also felt it was an interesting autobiography in that it told of the arc of God s own spiritual and emotional maturation or development if you will Not only God s spiritual and emotional maturation or development but humanity s spiritual and emotional maturation or development with God a sort of symbiotic, yin and yang thang Surely some will accuse me of being somewhat sacrilegious here but what little I understand of our Maker and who amongst us can say they understand much of anything in the mind of God the concept fits when you step back and take a macrocosmic view of the Creator of the cosmos Now, what s that got to do with this book, Collected Poems 1974 2004 by Rita Dove Everything The same thoughts oft arose while reading this one Great poetry has many of the same traits as great religious thought It slips me in to the mind of God.This book of Collected Poems is actually seven 7 of Rita Dove s books covering the bulk of her work during her earlier creative period I say earlier because I sincerely hope this is not the end but the beginning of some of her best and most creative work It showcases the wide ranging diversity that earned Rita Dove a Pulitzer Prize, the position of U.S poet laureate, a National Humanities Medal, and a National Medal of Art The only weak spots appear in the first two 2 chapters or books The Yellow House on the Corner on her adolescence and irreverent musings in Museum nevertheless, the early creative power and genius of Rita Dove shines through in both of these chapters By the time I got to her Pulitzer Prize winning love story Thomas and Beulah set against the backdrop of war, industrialization, and the civil rights struggles, I was a believer My favorites are found throughout Mother Love identified here as the exquisite reinvention of Greek myth as told in sonnet format the multifaceted gems in Grace Notes and the troubling rapids of recent history in On the Bus with Rosa Parks finishing with a fine finesse in American Smooth an homage to America s kaleidoscopic cultural heritage All five 5 of these chapters or books were nothing short of enthralling, ground breaking and breath taking in scope, creativity and invention Rita Dove tells it like it was to her and like it is to me damn straight there Spectacular, simply spectacular Again, I risk being irreverent here but I daresay it reaffirms my thought that I like my coffee like I like my women and now like I like my choice in poets black, brown or tanned and with a whole lotta attitude If it s so darned good, then why give it only four and one half stars 4 1 2 Probably because the earlier work was, well, not to put too fine a point on it, not that good and, at times, rather trying In fact, the first two 2 chapters took me a long time to read because a I kept going back to make sure I truly did read what I just read and or b frankly, I did not understand it when I read it and still don t When poetry becomes too obtuse and difficult for me to read, it tends to turn me off completely, as when you mix A.A Milne, Lewis Carroll, William S Burroughs, Jim Morrison and Hunter S Thompson you ll end up getting mind blowing thoughts about what is essentially pure horse manure But to say Rita Dove s earlier work is all that and a bag of chips would be harsh, insensitive and just plain wrong She s a brilliant wordsmythe in her own right whom, I hope and trust, is just getting started here and has another thirty 30 years ahead of her Rock on, Rita Despite it s four and one half 4 1 2 star rating, I am going to list this as among my favorites and as one of the best books read in 2017 well deserving of its nomination to the National Book Award for Poetry in 2016 Now on toof the 2016 NBA nominees It s a GREAT reading life, my goodreads homies damn straight that


  5. David David says:

    Weirdly, this review runs the risk of me airing my grievances about collected volumes of poetry there s something about the material value of slim volumes, the experience of finding one that packs the punch of a full novel This effect seems dulled to me when poems are formatted as they are here, where one poem begins immediately after another ends, instead of on a new page a sure way to save paper, along with the slightly oversized pages But this does do something to the experience of reading Weirdly, this review runs the risk of me airing my grievances about collected volumes of poetry there s something about the material value of slim volumes, the experience of finding one that packs the punch of a full novel This effect seems dulled to me when poems are formatted as they are here, where one poem begins immediately after another ends, instead of on a new page a sure way to save paper, along with the slightly oversized pages But this does do something to the experience of reading the poems themselves, something I haven t quite been able to pin down That aside, this was a stellar read The sustained run from Thomas and Beulah through On the Bus with Rosa Parks is really a major accomplishment seeing her fully wield the power of a poem cycle, which she flirts with in her first two books, and then blow said power of poem cycle up to capture the stories of her family as well as historical moments and intimate memories That said, I found American Smooth to be bloated, but that could very well be the consequence of encountering it in a collected rather than as its own volume It s weird to reflect on how the way we encounter literature could alter our perceptions of it, but that s neither here nore there.Individual ratings The Yellow House on the Corner 3 5 Museum 4 5 Thomas and Beulah 4.5 5 Grace Notes 5 5 Mother Love 5 5 On the Bus with Rosa Parks 4.5 5 American Smooth 3.5 5


  6. Deb Deb says:

    I d already read a small portion of this book when I read Dove s Mother Love published in 1995 All of that was included in this one which makes sense since this is a collection There is some interesting, enlightening, and refreshing imagery in these poems I like the story telling I like both the personal history and other history I like imagining through Rita Dove s eyes I like how she sees things.This part of a poem I like called I Have Been a Stranger in a Strange Land caught my attent I d already read a small portion of this book when I read Dove s Mother Love published in 1995 All of that was included in this one which makes sense since this is a collection There is some interesting, enlightening, and refreshing imagery in these poems I like the story telling I like both the personal history and other history I like imagining through Rita Dove s eyes I like how she sees things.This part of a poem I like called I Have Been a Stranger in a Strange Land caught my attention She knew she d already lost everything except desire, the red heft of it warming her outstretched palm I love the language of poetry I feel inspired


  7. D.A. Gray D.A. Gray says:

    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 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


  8. Degan Friedman Degan Friedman says:

    This book is a really nice collection of poems which I really enjoyed All of my favourite Rita Dove poems are in here She is a brilliant, earthy poet with a lot of messages woven into her beautiful and elegantly crafted poetry This is a really great collection which I thoroughly enjoyed.


  9. Jon Jon says:

    Rita Dove is a great story telling poet with a wide range of interests that make for an eclectic and entertaining collected works I didn t connect with some of the earliest collections, but was glad I stuck with the book beautiful, insightful writing.


  10. Marie Marie says:

    Since this is a collection, my rating is an amalgamation of all the books therein Mother Love is my favorite, and were I rating that one on its own, my rating would be 4 stars I m ashamed to say I had never heard of Rita Dove before happening upon this volume on my library s ebook site It s taken me almost 3 weeks to read through the whole thing, and I know that my read has been on the shallow side this is my first time becoming acquainted with Rita Dove, and I expect to return to her works l Since this is a collection, my rating is an amalgamation of all the books therein Mother Love is my favorite, and were I rating that one on its own, my rating would be 4 stars I m ashamed to say I had never heard of Rita Dove before happening upon this volume on my library s ebook site It s taken me almost 3 weeks to read through the whole thing, and I know that my read has been on the shallow side this is my first time becoming acquainted with Rita Dove, and I expect to return to her works later on indepth


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