Commended — New York Times Notable Selection, 1999
Shortlisted — National Book Critics Circle Award, 1999
Winner — New York Times Notable Selection, 2004
Winner — Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, 2010
Nominated — NAACP Image Award, 2017
Shortlisted — National Book Award, 2016
Winner — Library of Virginia Literary Award, 2017
Books by Rita Dove
Paperback, 1991With this her fourth book of poems, Rita Dove expands her role as a leading voice in contemporary American letters.
Paperback, 1996Calling upon the ancient Greek myth of Demeter and Persephone, Mother Love examines the love between mother and daughter, two tumblers locked in an eternal somersault: each mother a daughter, each...
Paperback, 2000A dazzling new collection by the former Poet Laureate of the United States.
Paperback, 2006"Rita Dove pulls the ultimate dance trick: she makes it look easy."--New York Times Book Review
Paperback, 2010Detailing the volatile relationship between the black violinist George Bridgetower and Beethoven, this is a "masterful collection" (Los Angeles Times).
Hardcover, 2016Three decades of powerful lyric poetry from a virtuoso of the English language in one unabridged volume.
Paperback, 2017Three decades of powerful lyric poetry from a virtuoso of the English language in one unabridged volume.