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About Rita Dove
Rita Dove, former U.S. Poet Laureate, is the recipient of many honors, among them the Pulitzer Prize, the National Humanities Medal, the Heinz Award, and the NAACP Great American Artist Award. She is the Commonwealth Professor of English at the University of Virginia. For more, visit ritadovepoetry.com.
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In a book-length lyric narrative inspired by history and imagination, a much celebrated poet re-creates the life of a nineteenth-century virtuoso violinist. more »
With the grace of an Astaire, Rita Dove’s magnificent poems pay homage to our kaleidoscopic cultural heritage. Like the ballroom-dancing couple of the title poem, smiling and making the difficult seem effortless, Dove explores the shifting surfaces between perception and intimation. more »