Rita Dove

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Rita Dove reads her poem "American Smooth" at the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival in 2010. Her new book, Collected Poems: 1974–2004 (Norton, 2016), which is longlisted for the 2016 National Book Award, is featured in Page One in the May/June issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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C. Dale Young

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"I love. Wouldn't we all like to start / a poem with 'I love...'? I would." C. Dale Young reads his poems "The Bridge" and "Torn" from his book Torn (Four Way Books, 2011) at the 2014 Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival. Young's fourth collection of poems, The Halo (Four Way Books, 2016), is featured in Page One in the March/April issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Franz Wright

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"'Whenever you receive a letter from a creditor / immediately write fifty lines / upon an otherworldly subject, / and you will be saved!' (If not from the stepfool.)" Franz Wright reads "Baudelaire" from his book Wheeling Motel (Knopf, 2009) at the 2008 Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival. Wright passed away last month at the age of sixty-two.

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