Rosa by Rita Dove [Poem]

February 4, 2012 — 1 Comment

 

Rosa ParksFebruary 4 is the birthday
of Civil Rights activist Rosa Parks.

Read Pulitzer-prize winning poet,
Rita Dove’s poem “Rosa”

[ This page also has a recording
of Dove reading the poem ]

On the Bus with
Rosa Parks: Poems

by Rita Dove.
Paperback: Norton, 2000.
Buy now: [ Amazon ]



Video of Rita Dove discussing this book with Charlie Rose
(She reads the poem and talks about it starting at 3:22):



 
  • Johnrenator

    This was a really good interview with Rita Dove. Substantial, with an understanding of writing poetry that rings true, and is true.