American poet, author
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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.Rita Dove
I see a resurgence of interest in poetry. I am less optimistic about the prospects for the arts when it comes to federal funding.Rita Dove
I thought, after the Pulitzer, at least nothing will surprise me quite that much in my life. And another one happened. It was quite amazing.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.Rita Dove
I was apprehensive. I feared every time I talked about poetry, it would be filtered through the lens of race, sex, and age.Rita Dove
If we really want to be full and generous in spirit, we have no choice but to trust at some level.Rita Dove
Instead of trying to come up and pontificate on what literature is, you need to talk with children, to teachers, and make sure they get poetry in the curriculum early.Rita Dove
My father is a chemist, my mother was a homemaker. My parents instilled in us the feeling that learning was the most exciting thing that could happen to you, and it never ends.Rita Dove
One definition of eternity is that we are not alone on this planet, that there are those who've gone before and those who will come, and that there is a community of spirits.Rita Dove
Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful.Rita Dove
The poetry that sustains me is when I feel that, for a minute, the clouds have parted and I've seen ecstasy or something.Rita Dove
There are distinct duties of a poet laureate. I plan a reading series at the Library of Congress and advise the librarian. The rest is how I want to promote poetry.Rita Dove
What is ironic is that Allen Ginsberg's importance was in its twilight for so many years that it took his death to bring it to the front page. He electrified an entire world!Rita Dove
Without imagination we can go nowhere. And imagination is not restricted to the arts. Every scientist I have met who has been a success has had to imagine.Rita Dove
You have to imagine it possible before you can see something. You can have the evidence right in front of you, but if you can't imagine something that has never existed before, it's impossible.Rita Dove
Rita Dove's Popularity
Rita Dove is a famous American poet, author, who was born on August 28, 1952. As a person born on this date, Rita Dove is listed in our database as the 54th most popular celebrity for the day (August 28) and the 203rd most popular for the year (1952).
People born on August 28 fall under the Zodiac sign of Virgo, the Virgin. Rita Dove is the 1731st most popular Virgo.
Aside from information specific to Rita Dove's birthday, Rita Dove is the 9641st most famous American and ranks 24th in famous people born in Akron, Ohio, U.S.
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