Publication Date: Sep 28, 1993 List Price: $15.00 (store prices may vary) Format: Paperback Classification: Poetry Page Count: 240 ISBN13: 9780679750802 Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann and Pearson PLC
Here in one volume is a selection of the extraordinary poems of Rita Dove, who, as the nation’s Poet Laureate from 1993 to 1995, brought poetry into the lives of millions of people. Along with a new introduction and poem, Selected Poems comprises Dove’s collections The Yellow House on the Corner, which includes a group of poems devoted to the themes of slavery and freedom; Museum, intimate ruminations on home and the world; and finally, Thomas and Beulah, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1987, a verse cycle loosely based on her grandparents’ lives. Precisely yet intensely felt, resonant with the voices of ordinary people, Rita Dove’s Selected Poems is marked by lyric intensity and compassionate storytelling.