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Rita Dove Pens New Poem for Trayvon Martin July 16, 2013: Three days after the verdict, the George Zimmerman acquittal continues to reverberate. Rita Dove, the country's first African American poet laureate and the second African American to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, shared her frustration through a poem this morning. The Root posted Dove's piece, titled "Trayvon, [...] by

Trayvon Martin & ‘Kids Who Die,’ by Langston Hughes July 15, 2013: The City Lights Booksellers and Publishers's blog, Abandon All Despair Ye Who Enter Here, posted Langston Hughes's poem "Kids Who Die" this weekend after news broke about the verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman. We're still thinking about Trayvon Martin and the acquittal of George Zimmerman this morning and reading Hughes's poem, with [...] by