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Book Title: On the Bus with Rosa Parks: Poems|
Date of issue: April 17th 2000
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The author of the book: Rita Dove
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 426 KB
Edition: W. W. Norton & Company
Read full description of the books On the Bus with Rosa Parks: Poems:The Women's National Book Association sent this book to the White House yesterday (March 24) in honor of Women's History Month: https://www.wnba-centennial.org/book-...
From the Women's National Book Association's press release:
Rita Dove manages something rare and wonderful in a story told through poems—she humanizes icon Rosa Parks, whose quiet act of courage changed the course of history. We see how an everyday woman with no notion of fame, acted from her convictions. More importantly, we see her as a person through the prism of Dove’s elegiac poetry, starting with the opening cycle, “Cameos,” which serves as the portrait of an extraordinary ordinary life. Rita Dove’s powerful poems have a musicality that drives the narrative forward, a jazz and blues rhythm perfectly suited to the place and time of Rosa Park’s Montgomery, Alabama bus rides. The final sequence is electrifying as it builds towards that pivotal moment in civil rights history when Rosa refused to go to the back of the bus and surrender her seat to a white woman. Rita Dove reminds us of the Poetry of the People through the brilliance of On the Bus with Rosa Parks.
Read information about the authorRita Dove, former U.S. Poet Laureate, Pulitzer Prize winner, and musician, lives in Charlottesville, where she is Commonwealth Professor of English at the University of Virginia.
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