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On the bus with Rosa Parks : poems, Rita Dove

Label
On the bus with Rosa Parks : poems
Title
On the bus with Rosa Parks
Title remainder
poems
Statement of responsibility
Rita Dove
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dove, Rita
Dewey number
811/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3554.O884
LC item number
O52 1999
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American women civil rights workers
  • Civil rights movements
  • African Americans
  • African American women
  • American poetry
Label
On the bus with Rosa Parks : poems, Rita Dove
Instantiates
Publication
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
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
95 p.
Isbn
9780393047226
Lccn
98045057
System control number
ocm39905945
Label
On the bus with Rosa Parks : poems, Rita Dove
Publication
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
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
95 p.
Isbn
9780393047226
Lccn
98045057
System control number
ocm39905945

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