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Rosa

Rosa

by Rita Dove

Analysis: Trivia

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

Rita Dove isn't just a talented poet; she and her husband are pretty smooth ballroom dancers, too. (Source.)

Zap! Rita Dove's house was struck by lightning. She and her husband were OK, but their stuff, including much of their work, was not. (Source.)

Dove's not exactly a one-trick pony. In addition to being an accomplished writer in many genres, she's also translated German work. (Source.)

Dove earned a major feather in her cap (or two) when she became both the youngest and the first African-American Poet Laureate of the United States. (Source.)

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