American smooth : poems / Rita Dove

Author(s): Dove, Rita
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Subjects: National characteristics, American--Poetry
African Americans--Poetry
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st ed
Published: New York : W.W. Norton, c2004
LC Classification: P, PS
Physical Description: 143 p. ; 22 cm
Table of Contents: Fox trot Fridays 13
All souls' 15
"I have been a stranger in a strange land" 17
Fox trot Fridays 19
Ta ta cha cha 20
Quick 22
Brown 23
Fox 25
Heart to heart 26
Cozy Apologia 28
Soprano 30
Two for the Montrose drive-in 32
Meditation at fifty yards, moving target 36
American smooth 39
Not welcome here 41
The castle walk 43
The passage 46
Noble Sissle's horn 57
Alfonzo prepares to go over the top 59
La Chapelle. 92nd division. Ted 60
Variation on reclamation 62
The return of Lieutenant James Reese Europe 65
Ripont 67
Twelve chairs 71
Blues in half-tones, 3/4 time 87
Chocolate 89
Bolero 90
Hattie McDaniel arrives at the coconut grove 92
Samba summer 95
Blues in half-tones, 3/4 time 97
Describe yourself in three words or less 99
The seven veils of Salome 100
From your valentine 104
Rhumba 107
The sisters : swansong 112
Evening primrose 115
Evening primrose 117
Reverie in open air 118
Sic itur ad astra 119
Count to ten and we'll be there 121
Eliza, age 10, Harlem 122
Lullaby 123
Driving through 125
Desert backyard 127
Desk dreams 128
Now 132
Against flight 134
Looking up from the page, I am reminded of this mortal coil 136
Notes: LCCN: 2004011793
ISBN: 0393059871 (hardcover)
OCLC Number: 55488060
ISBN/ISSN: 0393059871