Poet Rita Dove’s Reading

I had the good fortune recently to hear past U.S. Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Rita Dove read a selection of her work. The Rialto, a restored theater in Loveland, Colorado, provided the perfect venue for Rita’s powerfully read works. Hearing her moving readings from her past and most recent poems was a treat!

Her newly released collection, Sonata Mulattica, was exquisitely traveled. Published by W.W. Norton, I definitely consider it a must read.

The audience was highly interactive and involved in the reading and Loveland is a city that loves poets and poetry, making it an ideal place for readings.

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About Brucearlenwasserman

Bruce Arlen Wasserman assembled his first poetry manuscript at the age of seventeen and farmed and worked as a blacksmith in his twenties. He received a BA in Mass Communications from Winona State University and an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. His literary career has spanned work in news and periodicals, as a freelancer and an editor. His publications include a 2011 poetry collection, An Undiscovered Country (Horace Simerman Literary Press). His poem, “The Wet on Milan Street,” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. His poem, “Elegy for My Father,” was chosen for inclusion in the Proverse Poetry Prize Anthology, 2017, and his short story, “The Almost Living,” was selected as a semi-finalist for the 2017 Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers. His Poem, "Louisiana Life" will appear in the Spring/Summer, 2018 edition of the Fredericksburg Literary and Art Review. Bruce is a Literary Critic for the New York Journal of Books and the Washington Independent Review of Books, creates visual art as a potter, performs as a musician in a band, works with horses and is a dentist in clinical practice.
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