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American smooth : poems

Author: Rita Dove
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Poetry celebrates America's cultural heritage with pieces about such topics as World War I's African-American jazz band, a Harlem girl's examination of adult flirting behaviors, and the first African-American Oscar winner.
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Genre/Form: Poetry
American poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rita Dove
ISBN: 0393059871 9780393059878
OCLC Number: 55488060
Description: 143 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: All souls' --
"I have been a stranger in a strange land" --
Fox trot Fridays --
Ta ta cha cha --
Quick --
Brown --
Fox --
Heart to heart --
Cozy apologia --
Soprano --
Two for the Montrose drive-in --
Meditation at fifty yards, moving target --
American smooth --
The castle walk --
The passage --
Noble sissle's horn --
Alfonzo prepares to go over the top --
La Chapelle. 92nd Division. Ted --
Variation on reclamation --
The return of Lieutenant James Reese Europe --
Ripont --
Chocolate --
Bolero --
Hattie McDaniel arrives at the coconut grove --
Samba summer --
Blues in half-tones, 3/4 time --
Describe yourself in three words or less --
The seven veils of Salomé --
From your valentine --
Rhumba --
The sisters: swansong. --
Evening primrose --
Reverie in open air --
Sic itur ad astra --
Count to ten and we'll be there --
Eliza, age 10, Harlem --
Lullaby --
Driving through --
Desert backyard --
Desk dreams --
Now --
Against flight --
Looking up from the page, I am reminded of this mortal coil.
Responsibility: Rita Dove.

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Poetry celebrates America's cultural heritage with pieces about such topics as World War I's African-American jazz band, a Harlem girl's examination of adult flirting behaviors, and the first African-American Oscar winner.

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