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Bill Moyers Interviews Rita Dove on the Power of Poetry

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 By Bill Moyers, Truthout | Video
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Bill welcomes former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove, who this very week received the National Medal of Arts from President Obama. Dove served two terms as Poet Laureate, the youngest and the first African American to be named to that prestigious position. Through an intimate conversation and select readings, Moyers and Dove explore American history, language, culture, and ideas. They also talk about the responsibility – and controversy – that comes with editing a prestigious anthology, as Dove was recently tasked for The Penguin Anthology of 20th Century American Poetry.

Rita Dove on the Power of Poetry from BillMoyers.com on Vimeo.

Click here to view transcript.

Bill Moyers

Bill Moyers is the managing editor of Moyers & Company and BillMoyers.com.


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Bill Moyers Interviews Rita Dove on the Power of Poetry

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 By Bill Moyers, Truthout | Video
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Bill welcomes former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove, who this very week received the National Medal of Arts from President Obama. Dove served two terms as Poet Laureate, the youngest and the first African American to be named to that prestigious position. Through an intimate conversation and select readings, Moyers and Dove explore American history, language, culture, and ideas. They also talk about the responsibility – and controversy – that comes with editing a prestigious anthology, as Dove was recently tasked for The Penguin Anthology of 20th Century American Poetry.

Rita Dove on the Power of Poetry from BillMoyers.com on Vimeo.

Click here to view transcript.

Bill Moyers

Bill Moyers is the managing editor of Moyers & Company and BillMoyers.com.


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