Title

Resignation to History: The Black Arts Movement and Rita Dove's Political Consciousness.

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Obsidian III: literature in the African diaspora

Publication Date

Spring 2004

Volume

5

Issue

1

First Page

66

Last Page

83

Abstract

This essay discusses the relationship of poet Rita Dove to the Black Arts movement. Comparison between Dove and her literary foremother Audre Lorde; Significance of the second stanza of the poem "Power," by Lorde, to the similarities between Dove and Lorde; Information on Dove's historical and political consciousness, antithetical to the theoretical bases of political movements.

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