More From Rita Dove
- "I try to show what it is about language and music that enthralls, because I think those are the two elements of poetry."
- "Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful."
- "Have you ever heard a good joke? If you’ve ever heard someone just right, with the right pacing, then you’re already on the way to poetry. It’s about using words in very precise ways and using gesture."