Thursday, August 29, 2013
Review of "Borderline Mambo" by Rita Dove
"Borderline Mambo" by Rita Dove, who was the Poet Laureate of the United States from 1993 to 1995, was offered by Poets.org's Poem-A-Day on August 28, 2013. A link to the poem, including the poet's notes, may be found here: http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/23674. Reference to this and additional biographical information about the poet may be found here: http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/185. The poem reads a little bit like a rhumba with a pause at the ostenotto-like repetition of "As if..."