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by Rita Dove

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Rita Dove read "Parsley" at the White House, in order to showcase how poetry could be political. (Source)

Rita Dove is originally from Akron, Ohio. Her father was an accomplished chemist and, when she was a child, both of Dove's parents encouraged her to read as much as possible. (Source)

Rita Dove was both the youngest person (at age 41), and the first African-American, to be appointed Poet Laureate of the United States. (Source)

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