Playlist for the Apocalypse: Poems

Author:   Rita Dove (University of Virginia)
Publisher:   WW Norton & Co
ISBN:  

9780393867770


Pages:   128
Publication Date:   17 September 2021
Format:   Hardback
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Playlist for the Apocalypse: Poems


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In her first volume of new poems in twelve years, Rita Dove investigates the vacillating moral compass guiding the world's experiments in democracy. Whether depicting the first Jewish ghetto in sixteenth-century Venice or Black Lives Matter, this extraordinary poet never fails to connect history's grand exploits to the triumphs and tragedies of individual lives-the simmering resentment of a lift operator, an octogenarian's exuberant mambo, the mordant humour of a philosophising cricket. Audaciously playful yet grave, alternating poignant meditations on mortality and acerbic observations of injustice, Playlist for the Apocalypse takes us from the smallest moments of redemption to apocalyptic failures of the human soul.

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Author:   Rita Dove (University of Virginia)
Publisher:   WW Norton & Co
Imprint:   WW Norton & Co
Dimensions:   Width: 16.50cm , Height: 1.50cm , Length: 21.80cm
Weight:   0.286kg
ISBN:  

9780393867770


ISBN 10:   0393867773
Pages:   128
Publication Date:   17 September 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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These poems witness and celebrate the grandeur and tragedy contained in a single life, a single moment, a single word. -- Cornelia Channing - New York Magazine Following a year of inconceivable uncertainty and pulsating change, the title of former U.S. poet laureate Rita Dove's new volume of poetry, Playlist for the Apocalypse, feels more than apropos. The book, the Pulitzer Prize winner's first collection of new poetry in 12 years, is as much a celebration as it is a study in the resilience of humanity. Musing on the triumphs and challenges of being mortal, Dove seamlessly travels from past to present, with everlasting hope for our future. -- 36 New Books You Need to Read This Summer, - TIME Magazine


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Rita Dove, Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. Poet Laureate, is the only poet honored with both the National Humanities Medal and the National Medal of Arts. Her recent works include Playlist for the Apocalypse, Sonata Mulattica, and the National Book Award-shortlisted Collected Poems: 1974-2004. In 2021 she was awarded the Gold Medal for Poetry from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She lives in Charlottesville, where she teaches creative writing at the University of Virginia.

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