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On the bus with Rosa Parks : poems

Author: Rita Dove
Publisher: New York : Norton, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A new collection by a much celebrated poet, former Poet Laureate of the United States Rita Dove. From the opening sequence, "Cameos," which probes the private griefs and dreams of a working-class family, to the emblematic grace of a living legend like Rosa Parks, who acquiesced to public life in order to "serve the public good," these poems explore the intersection of individual fates with the grand arc of history.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
American poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rita Dove
ISBN: 0393047229 9780393047226
OCLC Number: 39905945
Description: 95 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: July, 1925 --
Night --
Birth --
Lake Erie skyline, 1930 --
Depression years --
Homework --
Graduation, grammar school --
Painting the town --
Easter Sunday, 1940 --
Nightwatch. The son --
Singsong --
I cut my finger once on purpose --
Parlor --
The first book --
Maple Valley Branch Library, 1967 --
Freedom: bird's-eye view --
Testimonial --
Dawn revisited --
My mother enters the work force --
Black on a Saturday night --
The musician talks about "process" --
Sunday --
The camel comes to us from the barbarians --
The Venus of Willendorf --
Incarnation in Phoenix --
Best Western Motor Lodge, AAA approved --
Revenant --
On Veronica --
There came a soul --
The peach orchard --
Against repose Against self-pity --
Götterdämmerung --
Ghost walk --
Lady Freedom among us --
For Sophie, who'll be in first grade in the year 2000 --
Sit back, relax --
"The situation is intolerable" --
Freedom ride --
Climbing in --
Claudette Colvin goes to work --
The enactment --
Rosa --
QE2. Transatlantic crossing. Third Day. --
In the lobby of the Warner Theatre, Washington, D.C. --
The pond, porch-view: six P.M., early spring.
Responsibility: Rita Dove.

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A new collection by a much celebrated poet, former Poet Laureate of the United States Rita Dove. From the opening sequence, "Cameos," which probes the private griefs and dreams of a working-class family, to the emblematic grace of a living legend like Rosa Parks, who acquiesced to public life in order to "serve the public good," these poems explore the intersection of individual fates with the grand arc of history. If there are heroes, Dove maintains, they continually reinvent themselves, as each of us must do each morning.

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