Poetry, VOLUME 5

Rosa by Rita Dove [Poem]

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):

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One Comment

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