Click Here for the musical performance of "Claudette Colvin" (from On the Bus with Rosa Parks) by John McCutcheon and band, with a special guest appearance by Rita Dove, at the Paramount Theater, Charlottesville, Virginia, March 26, 2006. Music by John McCutcheon. This song is also available on John McCutcheon's CD Mightier Than the Sword. (All rights reserved.)
Click Here for the video file of the poem read at the Clinton Presidential Center Dedication on Nov. 18, 2004.
“Rita Dove for World Poetry Day 2021.” In recognition of World Poetry Day, the Fulbright Program is celebrating the power of words with a panel led by Fulbright-National Geographic Storyteller alumna and spoken word artist Alyea Pierce. In addition to the panel, the Fulbright program featured readings of original works by accomplished poets and Fulbright alumni, including this special reading performed by Rita Dove.
Click Here for Rita Dove's page on The Poetry Archive, where you will find recordings of 4 poems.
Click Here for the audio file of the poem read at the Clinton Presidential Center Dedication on Nov. 18, 2004.
Click Here to hear Rita Dove read her poems "The First Book" and "Count to Ten and We'll Be There."
Click Here for a musical rendition of Rita Dove's poem "Testimonial" by Singapore composer and singer Vanessa Fernandez. (All rights reserved.)
Click Here for Rita Dove's page on The Poetry Archive, where you will find the text of 4 poems.
Click Here for the memoir "My Summer of '68" (first published in the Washington Post, July 10, 2005, as "First Steps"; all rights reserved).
Click Here for the poem read at the Clinton Presidential Center Dedication on Nov. 18, 2004. (All rights reserved. Do not reprint without the author's permission!)
Click Here for a letter to the Editor of POETRY Magazine, June 2004.
Click Here for the short story "The Vibraphone" from Rita Dove's 1985 book FIFTH SUNDAY.