TITLE

from UNDERSTANDING RITA DOVE

AUTHOR(S)
Righelato, Pat
PUB. DATE
June 2008
SOURCE
Callaloo;Summer2008, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p668
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article profiles American poet Rita Dove. The author states that Dove, who is Pulitzer Prize winner and former poet laureate at the U.S., is a writer who has always avoided categorization, opening doors between otherwise distinguishable artistic spaces. She discusses that Dove is like an athlete, she has seen herself as in for the long haul, not looking for supportive habitats in either black or feminist conclaves but casting parochialism by living and writing in Europe. She mentions that Dove connected the lives of black Americans, European medieval saints, colonial adventurers and that of her own father in the volume "Museum." "Museum" was followed by "Thomas and Beulah," "Mother Love" and "On the Bus with Rosa Parks."
ACCESSION #
35973799

 

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