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POETRY EVERYWHERE

"American Smooth" by Rita Dove

  • Aired: 04/01/2011
  • 01:54
  • Expires: 04/01/2016
  • Rating: TV-G
Born in Akron, Ohio, in 1952, Rita Dove won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize in poetry and was named U.S. Poet Laureate in 1993. She has published nine volumes of poetry, a book of short stories, a collection of essays, and a novel. Throughout her life, Dove has nurtured a love of dance that has led to many poems about dancing, of which "American Smooth" is one.
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Pulitzer Prize-winning Rita Dove reads her poem "American Smooth."
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