Wednesday, February 24, 2010 'Pulitzer Prize-winning poet laureate Rita Dove to read at Tulane University'

[George Bridgetower (Copyright: The British Museum); Rita Dove]

February 24, 2010, 8:23AM
“Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Rita Dove, the country's first African-American poet laureate, will read at Tulane University's McAlister Auditorium on Monday, March 8 at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. After the reading, Dove will sign copies of her book. The author of nine critically acclaimed collections of poetry, Dove has also published fiction, drama and an essay collection, The Poet's World. In addition, she collaborated with composer John Williams, providing lyrics for the song cycle Seven for Luck and teamed with him for a dramatic reading at "America's Millennium," the White House's New Year celebration in 2000.”

“The New Yorker described her 2009 collection Sonata Mulattica – which explores the life of biracial violin prodigy George Bridgetower, who inspired Beethoven's famous Kreutzer Sonata – as 'a virtuosic treatment of a virtuoso's life.'" [Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma's scholarly article on the life and music of George Augustus Polgreen Bridgetower (1780-1860) is found at]

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