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We have a collection of 8 Poetry quotes from Rita Dove

"Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful." (ID 35029)

"I try to show what it is about language and music that enthralls, because I think those are the two elements of poetry." (ID 35355)

"Have you ever heard a good joke? If you've ever heard someone just right, with the right pacing, then you're already on the way to poetry. It's about using words in very precise ways and using gesture." (ID 35356)

"Instead of trying to come up and pontificate on what literature is, you need to talk with children, to teachers, and make sure they get poetry in the curriculum early." (ID 35357)

"I see a resurgence of interest in poetry. I am less optimistic about the prospects for the arts when it comes to federal funding." (ID 35358)

"The poetry that sustains me is when I feel that, for a minute, the clouds have parted and I've seen ecstasy or something." (ID 35359)

"There are distinct duties of a poet laureate. I plan a reading series at the Library of Congress and advise the librarian. The rest is how I want to promote poetry." (ID 35360)

"I was apprehensive. I feared every time I talked about poetry, it would be filtered through the lens of race, sex, and age." (ID 35361)

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