Mother Love: Poems (Norton Pbk)

Rita Dove (Author)
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Description

Marking the end of Pulitzer Prize winner Rita Dove's two-year term as Poet Laureate of the United States, this new collection again confirms her extraordinary power and grace as a poet. Mother Love calls upon the ancient Greek myth of Demeter and Persephone to examine the tenacity of love between mother and daughter, two tumblers locked in an eternal somersault: each mother a daughter; each daughter a potential mother.

Product Details

Price
$15.95  $14.67
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
May 17, 1996
Pages
96
Dimensions
5.54 X 0.4 X 8.27 inches | 0.31 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
ISBN/EAN
9780393314441
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About the Author

Rita Dove is the recipient of many honors, including the Pulitzer Prize and the Fulbright Lifetime Achievement Medal. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, she is a Commonwealth Professor of English at the University of Virginia and lives in Charlottesville.

Reviews

This volume shows Dove--Pulitzer Prize winner, novelist, and 1993-95 U.S. Poet Laureate--at the height of her poetic powers.
Mother Love is an unsparing book. . . . Rita Dove's laser glance exposes and cauterizes its subjects in new and disturbing ways.--Helen Vendler