by Brett Johnson onJanuary 3, 2013
From Rita Dove's poetry to James Baldwin's essays, this author picks the titles that most inspire her.
by Abdul Ali onOctober 26, 2011
A new Penguin anthology edited by Rita Dove highlights a number of African-American poets.
May 11, 2011
Despite preceding outrage over "controversial" performers in the talented lineup, the president and first lady's celebration of American poetry went off smoothly. Snap, snap!
April 22, 2011
In honor of National Poetry Month, The Root's staff shares a few of our favorite stanzas from black poets, from old school (Hughes, Dunbar) to new school (Tupac).
April 28, 2009
Rita Dove’s gorgeously engaging ‘Sonata Mulattica’ weaves the narrative of a black virtuoso all but erased from musical history.
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