ONLINE CLASS: Spotlight: The Poetry of Rita Dove (2145)

One Sunday: May 2 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST

$50.00 (10% off for Members)

Earlier this year the State Department named Rita Dove one of five Black women “trailblazers”; she is the only poet to receive both the National Humanities Medal and the National Medal of Arts. A renowned author, editor, and teacher, her influence looms large in contemporary publishing. This two-hour seminar will consider highlights from seven collections (spanning thirty years) to articulate the balance of soundplay, history, and cinematic narrative that defines her work, and to identify the key craft choices that makes her voice instantly recognizable to this day. Advance familiarity with Collected Poems 1974-2004 is recommended but not required; all levels of expertise are welcome. One Sunday: May 2 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST Online Class

Required Text:

Collected Poems: 1974-2004 by Rita Dove (9780393354935)

Sandra Beasley is the author of four poetry collections, including Made to Explode, her most recent book, and I Was the Jukebox, winner of the Barnard Women Poets Prize. Honors for her work include a 2015 NEA Literature Fellowship, the Center for Book Arts Chapbook Prize, the John Montague International Poetry Fellowship, and five D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities Artist Fellowships. She is also the author of the memoir Don’t Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life. She lives in Washington, D.C. 

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

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ISBN: 9780393354935
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 14th, 2017