Rita Dove – Have you ever heard a…

Have you ever heard a good joke? If you’ve ever heard someone just right, with…


“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

Rita Dove – What is ironic is that…

What is ironic is that Allen Ginsberg’s importance was in its twilight for so many…


“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