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.

About Bruce Arlen Wasserman

Bruce Arlen Wasserman assembled his first poetry manuscript with a typewriter on the kitchen table when he was seventeen, farmed and worked as a blacksmith, drove a tractor-trailer in college, edited professional journals, wrote as a freelance journalist and is a dentist. He has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, was a semi-finalist for the Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers, a semi-finalist for the Proverse Prize and won the Anna Davidson Rosenberg 2019 Poetry Award. His fiction manuscript, The Aroma of Light, was a finalist with LSU Press. His poetry manuscript, The Broken Night, will be published by Finishing Line Press in July, 2022. Bruce received an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and is a literary critic for the New York Journal of Books. His writing has been published in the Proverse Poetry Prize Anthology, The Fredericksburg Literary and Art Review, The River Heron Review, Kindred Literary Magazine, the Broad River Review, Cathexis Northwest Press, High Shelf Literary Magazine, Wild Roof Journal and the Washington Independent Review of Books. Beyond writing, he creates visual art as a potter at Bruce Arlen Wasserman Studio, where he draws from the reservoir of poetry and his experience in working iron and wood, correlating a continued exploration of language, function and esoteric form. At other times, Bruce is a musician, operates a small ranch and trains horses from time to time.
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