Charlottesville–Right Now: Poet Rita Dove joins Coy Barefoot

1.17.11 Pulitzer-Prize winning Professor of English and Poet Laureate at the University of Virginia Rita Dove joins Coy for a special discussion of poetry. Dove offers a reading of a couple of her own poems- “Testimonial” and “Black Billy Waters, at His Pitch”- amongst an explanation of her words and the roots of her career. Her love of poetry is explored, as are her affinities for music, movement, and dance. Also, in honor of the Martin Luther King holiday, today’s conversation recaps the wonder of King’s ability to galvanize an audience. Dove’s list of honors and accolades is truly remarkable, and here is a chance to hear one of the most notable members of the Charlottesville community speak at length on her career.