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Thomas and Beulah and Other Poems by Rita Dove
February 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
One event on February 13, 2018 at 10:00am
featuring Danielle Christmas, Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature
“To read the poems of Rita Dove, to go where they take you, is to follow her deeply into a series of themes and their subsets: African-Americans in history and right now, ideas of indenture and independence, sex, travel, language (she compares commas to “miniature scythes”), family, motherhood, roomy adult love and whatever is coming out of the radio….so well observed that your heart and your internal cinema struggle to hold all it puts on display….Ms. Dove’s poems have earthiness, originality, power and range. Despair and loss are among her central themes, but so is the hunt for bedrock human pleasures.”
– Dwight Garner, New York Times
“Reminds readers why she is one of the nation’s most respected literary figures….Essential.”
– Washington Post
TUITION: $35, includes a copy of the book
Register online or call 919.962.1544
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