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A reissuing of Museum, poems by Rita Dove.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780915604784
  • Publisher: Carnegie-Mellon University Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/1983
  • Edition description: 1st Edition
  • Pages: 77

Meet the Author

RITA DOVE was born in Akron, Ohio, in 1952. She received the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for her third book of poems, Thomas and Beulah. Other honors include Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellowships, two National Endowment for the Arts grants, the General Electric Foundation Award, and the Lavin Younger Poets Award from the Academy of American Poets. Her first novel, Through the Ivory Gate, was published by Pantheon in 1992.

A professor of English at the University of Virginia, Ms. Dove lives in Charlottesville with her husband, the novelist Fred Viebahn, and their daughter Aviva.

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Table of Contents


The Fish in the Stone
The Ants of Argos
Nestor’s Bathtub
The Hill Has Something to Say
The Copper Beech
Tou Wan Speaks to Her Husband, Liu Sheng
Catherine of Alexandria
Receiving the Stigmata
Boccaccio: The Plague Years
Fiammetta Breaks Her Peace

November for Beginners
Reading Holderlin on the Patio with the Aid of a Dictionary
Shakespeare Say
Three Days of Forest, a River, Free
In the Bulrush
Agosta the Winged Man and Rasha the Black Dove
At the German Writers Conference in Munich

Grape Sherbet
Sunday Night at Grandfather’s
My Father’s Telescope
Song. Summer
To Bed
A Father out Walking on the Lawn

The Sailor in Africa
Early Morning on the Tel Aviv-Haifa Freeway
Why I Turned Vegetarian
Eastern European Eclogues
Exeunt the Viols
The Left-Handed Cellist
Lines Muttered in Sleep
Primer for the Nuclear Age


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