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Rita Dove

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This post may come a little early—April is National Poetry Month—but I couldn’t wait to blog about my favorite poet, Rita Dove.  I first discovered the former U.S. Poet Laureate in a writing class at WMU, where I was quickly wowed by her collection of poems called Mother Love.  In Mother Love, Dove uses the ancient Greek myth about Demeter and Persephone to explore mother-daughter relationships and does it with the grace and insight only a poet has.  I highly recommend it, along with Dove’s American Smooth which celebrates America’s diverse cultural heritage using dance metaphors.


Rita Dove

Posted by Caitlin Hoag at 03/10/2009 04:29:53 PM