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On Display at Clarkston - Deep Archive: 2009

This board features older display pages from the summer of 2006 to January of 2010

On Display -- December 2009

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Brunner, Edward
Modern American Poetry: Rita Dove

A treasure trove of interviews (primary source material) with poet, Rita Dove, along with a link to exhibit at the Academy of American Poets.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

Dove, Rita.
Major Steps: A Memoir by Rita Dove

Rita Dove tells the poignant of her struggle to become a majorette in the summer of 1968.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

Forsicht's Channel

Forsicht, has assembled a collection of over fifty Rita Dove videos, including lectures, poetry readings, and more.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

Library of Congress
Rita Dove

Dove served two terms as poet laureate, finishing her duties in spring 1999. This guide compiles links to resources on Rita Dove throughout the Library of Congress Web site, as well as links to external Web sites that include features on her life or selections of her work.

University of Virginia
Rita Dove Home Page

Gives a brief biography of Ms. Dove along with a detailed listing of her awards and achievements and a thorough listing of links to sites about her.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute
King Papers Project

The King Papers Project's principal mission is to publish a definitive fourteen-volume edition of King's most significant correspondence, sermons, speeches, published writings, and unpublished manuscripts. The published volumes of The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr., have already influenced scholarship and become essential reference works. Building upon this research foundation, the Project also engages in other related educational activities. Using multimedia and computer technology to reach diverse audiences, it has greatly increased the documentary information about King's ideas and achievements that is available to popular as well as scholarly audiences.

U.S. National Park Service
Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

This park in the heart of Atlanta features Martin Luther King's birth place, historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, and a large museum and educational exhibit.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

DeKalb Symphony Orchestra
DeKalb Symphony Orchestra

Defunct link to DeKalb Symphony Orchestra
Established in 1964, the DeKalb Symphony Orchestra has served the community by offering audiences an enjoyable symphonic experience in a relaxed, unpretentious, affordable setting. The DeKalb Symphony Orchestra presents concerts of traditional and contemporary symphonic repertoire, seeking both the highest possible level of artistic quality and the advancement of musical awareness and participation among its musicians and diverse audiences.
Source: Defunct link to DeKalb Symphony Orchestra

Harmony: Atlanta's Interntional Youth Chorus
HARMONY: Atlanta's International Youth Chorus offers 100 youths from diverse racial, cultural, religious and socio-economic backgrounds the opportunity to develop self-discipline, teamwork, tolerance and mutual respect as they strive for choral excellence. Believing that music is a barrier breaker and a powerful medium of communication and self-expression, HARMONY sings messages of love, peace, justice, hope, reconciliation, equality and unity in 35 languages.

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On January 15th, the 1993 Poet Laureate, Rita Dove, will be the keynote spaker at Georgia Perimeter College's (now Perimeter College at Georgia State University) Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration. This display honors the Poet Laureate with books, images, copies of her poetry, web page links, and more. To find out more about the Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration, visit the Celebration's official web site..

Books Available at Perimeter College at Georgia State University

Dove, Rita. Grace Notes: Poems. New York: Norton, 1991.
Call Number: PS3554.O884 G7 1991

Synopsis: With this her fourth book of poems, Rita Dove expands her role as a leading voice in contemporary American letters. The title of the collection serves as an umbrella for the intimate concerns expressed in the forty-eight poems; in music, grace notes are those added to the basic melody, the embellishments that—if played or sung at the right moment with just the right touch—can break your heart.

Dove, Rita. Mother Love: Poems. New York: Norton, 1995.
Call Number: PS3554.O884 M68 1995

Synopsis: 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.

Dove, Rita. Museum: Poems. Pittsburgh, PA: Carnegie Mellon University Press, 1992.
Call Number: PS3554.O884 M8 1992

Synopsis: This book presents a mature Dove, expert in the use of recurrent images of light and darkness.
Source: Literature Resource Center. GALILEO.

On the bus with Rosa Parks Museum
Thomas and Beaulah Grace Notes Selected Poems

Dove, Rita. On the Bus with Rose Parks: Poems. New York: Norton, 1999.
Call Number: PS3554.O884 O52 1999

Synopsis: In these poems, Rita Dove treats us to a panoply of human endeavour, shot through with the jazz of her lyrical elegence (sic).

Dove, Rita. Selected Poems. New York: Vintage Books, 1993.
Call Number: PS3554.O884 A6 1993

Synopsis: Dove's poems, rich with elegant phrasing and Southern spice, blast tradition by pulling readers into other lives and then dazzle them with an often startling mastery of language.

Dove, Rita. Sonata Mulattica: A Life in Five Movements and a Short Play. New York: Norton, 2009.
Call Number: PS3554.O884 S66 2009

Synopsis: Poetry celebrates America’s cultural heritage with pieces about such topics as World War I’s African-American jazz band, a Harlem girl’s examination of adult flirting behaviors, and the first African-American Oscar winner.

Dove, Rita. Through the Ivory Gate: A Novel. New York: Pantheon Books, 1992.
Call Number: PS3554.O884 T48 1992

Synopsis: A debut novel by the 1987 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for poetry. When a woman returns to her Midwestern hometown as an artist-in-residence to teach puppetry to schoolchildren, her homecoming also means dealing with memories of racism, rejected love--and truths about her family.

Sonata mulattica Rita Dove Conversations with Rita Dove

Books NOT Available at Perimeter College at Georgia State University

Dove, Rita. Thomas and Beulah: Poems. Pittsburgh, PA: Carnegie-Mellon University Press, 1986.
Synopsis: The poems in this unusual book tell a story, forming a narrative almost like a realistic novel. Read in sequence as intended, they tell of the lives of a married black couple (not unlike Dove's own grandparents) from the early part of the century until their deaths in the 1960s, a period that spans the great migration of blacks from rural south to urban north.

Dove, Rita. The Yellow House on the Corner: Poems. Pittsburgh, PA: Carnegie-Mellon University Press, 1989.
Synopsis: The poems of Dove's The Yellow House on the Corner, published by Carnegie Mellon in 1980, establish her Akron, Ohio, landscape in the heart of the industrial Midwest as she portrays the old neighborhood scenes and her own emerging sense of self.
Source: Literature Resource Center. GALILEO

Dove, Rita and Earl G. Ingersoll. Conversations with Rita Dove. Jackson, MS: University of Mississippi, 2003.
Synopsis: In 1993, Rita Dove (b. 1952) became the nation's youngest and first female African American Poet Laureate. This collection of interviews offers a fascinating portrait of her.

A Face of Rita Dove Anoter look at Rita Dove Rita Dove in Highschool

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GP C's January 15th celebration of Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday

Mother Love Through the Ivory Gate American Smooth

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