Walter E. Washington Convention Center | February 10, 2017

Episode 160: American Smooth: A Tribute To Rita Dove

(Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Jericho Brown, Natasha Tretheway, Rita Dove) For over forty years, Rita Dove's storied career earned her a Pulitzer Prize, the position of US Poet Laureate, a National Humanities Medal, and a National Medal of Art. Among Dove's many contributions to American letters is the vast and lasting impact on poets all over the nation. This diverse panel of poets celebrate and pay homage to Rita Dove's continued legacy and influence as poet, teacher, and trailblazer. Rita Dove herself finishes the session with a brief reading and speech.

Published Date: October 4, 2017

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