On the Bus With Rosa Parks
PoemsBook - 1999
A new collection by a much celebrated poet, former Poet Laureate of the United States Rita Dove. From the opening sequence, "Cameos," which probes the private griefs and dreams of a working-class family, to the emblematic grace of a living legend like Rosa Parks, who acquiesced to public life in order to "serve the public good," these poems explore the intersection of individual fates with the grand arc of history. If there are heroes, Dove maintains, they continually reinvent themselves, as each of us must do each morning.
Publisher: New York : Norton, ©1999
Edition: 1st ed
Branch Call Number: 811.5 D743o 1999
Characteristics: 95 pages ; 22 cm
From Library Staff
These poems explore the intersection of individual fates with the grand arc of history.