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Thomas and Beulah is a book of poems by African American poet Rita Dove that tells the semi-fictionalized chronological story of her maternal grandparents, the focus being on her grandfather (Thomas, his name in the book as well as in real life) in the first half and her grandmother (named Beulah in the book, although her real name was Georgianna) in the second. It won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for poetry.

Thomas and Beulah
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AuthorRita Dove
Cover artistRay A. Dove
CountryUnited States
PublisherCarnegie Mellon University Press
Publication date
Media typePrint
Pages80 pp.
ISBN0-88748-021-7 (Paperback)
811/.54 20
LC ClassPS3554.O884 T47 1986
Preceded byFifth Sunday 
Followed byGrace Notes 


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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Also featured in a chapbook titled Mandolin in Ohio Review 28
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Also featured in Callaloo.
  3. ^ a b c Also featured in The Reaper.
  4. ^ a b c Also featured in Paris Review.
  5. ^ a b c Also featured in CutBank.
  6. ^ Also featured in Georgia Review.
  7. ^ Also featured in Ploughshares.
  8. ^ a b Also featured in Nimrod.
  9. ^ a b Also featured in New England Review & Bread Loaf Quarterly.
  10. ^ a b c d Also featured in New American Poets of the Eighties, Wampeter Press, 1984
  11. ^ a b Also featured in Poetry.
  12. ^ Also featured in Pushcart Prize: VII, Pushcart Press, 1984, Museum, Carnegie-Mellon University Press, 1983, and The Morrow Anthology of Younger American Poets, 1985.
  13. ^ a b Also featured in The Bread Loaf Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry, University Press of New England, 1985
  14. ^ a b Also featured in Agni Review.

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