Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Rita Dove to read from "Sonata Mulattica" at LRB

If you're in London, why miss an opportunity to hear Rita Dove (U.S. Poet Laureate 1993-95) read at the London Review Bookshop? It's easy enough to find at 14 Bury Place (that's in Bloomsbury, yes, near the British Museum).  She'll be reading Tuesday evening, May 19th, at 7 p.m.  (Advice: reserve your ticket in advance, see LRB Bookshop page below).

Her publications include The Yellow House on the Corner (1980), Thomas and Beulah (1986), Grace Notes (1989), Mother Love (1995), On the Bus with Rosa Parks (1999), American Smooth (2004), and now Sonata Mulattica (2009).  The latest collection of poems considers George Bridgetower, a mulatto violinist who performed with Beethoven.

Felicia R. Lee, "Poet's Muse: A Footnote to Beethoven," New York Times (April 2, 2009).
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