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Former U-S Poet Laureate Rita Dove is known for exploring history, race and culture. She discusses her latest collection of poetry which tells the true story of a forgotten biracial violinist who inspired Beethoven.
- Rita Dove Former U.S. Poet Laureate, and recipient of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Humanities Medal. She is Commonwealth Professor of English at the University of Virginia.
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