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New Rita Dove Mural Graces Hotel Wall on University of Virginia Campus August 15, 2016: “The world called, and I answered,” goes the line on a new large-scale outdoor mural gracing a wall on the campus of the University of Virginia. The line is from Rita Dove’s poem, [...] by

NYT Reviews New Rita Dove Collected June 2, 2016: Dwight Garner reviews Rita Dove’s soaring Collected Poems: 1974–2004 at the New York Times. “She’s funny; she’s after experience; her opinions are fresh,” Garner writes. More: [...] by

Rita Dove’s Collected Poems Is Astounding, Says Jacket Copy May 23, 2016: Jacket Copy believes that Rita Dove’s newest collection “should put her back in the center of the American conversation,” that it is “an absolutely astounding body of [...] by

Rita Dove in the Spotlight at VQR Online February 5, 2016: By way of her seminal collection, The Yellow House on the Corner, on into a thoughtful interview, Claire Schwartz introduces readers to Rita Dove and her literary accomplishments. Schwartz writes in [...] by

Call and Response: The Gifts of Women Poets (Part 1) August 25, 2015: “When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak.” —Audre Lorde While I am very much a fan of recovery [...] by

Pretending to Disrupt, Merely Distracting: Plundering Privilege in the World of Poetry August 11, 2015: It should come as no surprise to anyone who knows me and knows I grew up steeped in the south’s Bible Belt culture of racism that I am compelled to reflect on the surrounding culture, specifically [...] by

Rubyfloetics: A Period Poem Mixtape April 29, 2015: I wrote the poem Ruby Flo one summer during my undergraduate years. I was staying at my boyfriend’s family home because my mom and I were steady fighting. His mother didn’t really want me there. [...] by

‘If you can’t be free, be a mystery’: Billie Holiday, Rita Dove, and Jazz Elegies at Paris Review July 21, 2014: At Paris Review, Chantal McStay considers jazz elegies, specifically in Rita Dove’s poetry that explores the life, legacy—and sound—of Billie Holiday. This past Thursday marked the 55-year [...] by

In the Spotlight at NYTimes: Dark Room Collective May 27, 2014: Dark Room Collective is in the spotlight at NYTimes, where Jeff Gordinier pays tribute to the collective’s past and future. Late in 1987, two young poets made the trek to New York to attend the [...] by

Denise Duhamel on Great Books by Women Authors to Check Out in 2014 (Or Sooner) December 18, 2013: Yeah! Check them all out at Huffington Post! As the guest editor of The Best American Poetry 2013, I had a unique opportunity to examine where we are as a culture in terms of verse. As the series [...] by