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).
The Rita Dove Home Page (people.virginia.edu).
LRB's shop website (www.lrbshop.co.uk).