9780393314441 198

Mother Love

Poems

August 1996

Rita Dove (Author)

Description

Calling 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 daughter a potential mother.

In settings as various as a patio in Arizona, the bistros and boulevards of Paris, the sun-drenched pyramids of Mexico—and directly from the Greek myth itself—Rita Dove explores this relationship and the dilemma of letting go.

Reviews

"This volume shows Dove—Pulitzer Prize winner, novelist, and 1993-95 U.S. Poet Laureate—at the height of her poetic powers." — Publishers Weekly

"Mother Love is an unsparing book. . . . Rita Dove's laser glance exposes and cauterizes its subjects in new and disturbing ways." — Helen Vendler, The New Yorker

Also By: Rita Dove View all by author...

  • 9780393867770 72

    Playlist for the Apocalypse: Poems

    Rita Dove

    Hardback, 2021

    A piercing, unflinching new volume offers necessary music for our tumultuous present, from “perhaps the best public poet we have” (The Boston Globe).
  • 9780393867787 72

    Playlist for the Apocalypse: Poems

    Rita Dove

    E Book, 2021

    A piercing, unflinching new volume offers necessary music for our tumultuous present, from “perhaps the best public poet we have” (The Boston Globe).
  • 9780393354935 72

    Collected Poems: 1974–2004

    Rita Dove

    Paperback, 2017

    Three decades of powerful lyric poetry from a virtuoso of the English language in one unabridged volume.
  • 9780393285949 72

    Collected Poems: 1974–2004

    Rita Dove

    Hardback, 2016

    Three decades of powerful lyric poetry from a virtuoso of the English language in one unabridged volume.
  • 9780393285956 72

    Collected Poems: 1974–2004

    Rita Dove

    E Book, 2016

    Three decades of powerful lyric poetry from a virtuoso of the English language in one unabridged volume.

Paperback

9780393314441

142 x 211 mm • 96 pages

£11.99

Add to Basket