Monday, June 20, 2016

The Yellow House on the Corner - A Review

  The Yellow House on the Corner

The Yellow House on the Corner - Rita Dove

Ms. Dove's debut collection, and it seems like it. Her accessible language / writing style, her humanity, her ability to write as a black person without excluding white people - all these positive attributes are present. But it's also a somewhat boring collection. I can see how her potential had yet to be fully realized.

The best of the collection:

"Notes from a Tunisian Journal"
"The Sahara Bus Trip"
"His Shirt"

All three pieces are from the fifth and final section, whatever that means.

Moments slip by like worms. - "Upon Meeting Don L. Lee, In a Dream"

Rating: 3 1/2 stars of 5

(originally posted in February 2015, on Goodreads)

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