Mother Love: Poems

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W.W. Norton, 1996 - Poetry - 77 pages
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Marking the end of Pulitzer Prize winner Rita Dove's two-year term as Poet Laureate of the United States, this new collection again confirms her extraordinary power and grace as a poet. Mother Love calls upon the ancient Greek myth of Demeter and Persephone to examine the tenacity of love between mother and daughter, two tumblers locked in an eternal somersault: each mother a daughter; each daughter a potential mother.

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About the author (1996)

Rita Dove is a former U.S. Poet Laureate, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Heinz Award, and a musician. She lives in Charlottesville, where she is Commonwealth Professor of English at the University of Virginia.

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