"A virtuosic treatment of a virtuoso's life ... stuffed with historical and musical arcana." "Dove's richly imagined book has the sweep and vivid characters of a novel, but it's written with a poet's economy, an eye for the exact detail." -- Mark Doty
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About the Author
Rita Dove former U.S. Poet Laureate, Pulitzer Prize winner, and herself a musician, lives in Charlottesville, where she is Commonwealth Professor of English at the University of Virginia.