Arts & Lectures
THU, MAY 20, 2021

Rita Dove and Tracy K. Smith: Poetry at the Crossroads

Presented in partnership with Red Hen Press

“The range of [Rita] Dove’s subjects and concerns is almost shockingly vast, as is the variety of instruments in her poetic toolkit...Few contemporary poets are this capacious, this capable, this serious and this pleasurable to read.” —Los Angeles Times 

“Poems imbued with social justice are notoriously susceptible to clichéd rhetoric and a lack of nuanced complexity—often they plunge deep as spoken word performances but run aground on the page. This is not the case with Tracy K. Smith, a true artist who never forsakes the language, rhythms, and masterful lineation of literary poetry.” —Harvard Review

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