Tag Archives: Rita Dove

Activist Poetry

Things have changed considerably since I was a graduate student in creative writing at a big state university. I was advised to write poetry for its own sake, and quickly concluded that that was the best course of action. Collect … Continue reading

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Post-racial Literature: How Close Are We?

This Martin Luther King Day it seems appropriate to ask how close we are to a truly post-racial literature in America. My students seem to think we live in a post-racial society, but I see it very differently. The more … Continue reading

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