Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Rita Dove
(1952-____) born on
Aug 28
US "poet, educator". "Her poetry in "Thomas and Beulah," was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1987; chosen poet laureate at the Library of Congress in 1993."

Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful.

"What's invisible
sings, and we bear witness."
a word is found so right it trembles
at the slightest explanation.
"Here's a riddle for Our Age: when the sky's the limit, how can you tell you've gone too far?"
"If only the sun-drenched celebrities are being noticed and worshiped, then our children are going to have a tough time seeing the value in the shadows, where the thinkers, probers and scientists are keeping society together."


Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  "In "The Quotable Quotations Book," by Alec Lewis, 1980."
R: ""The Hill Has Something to Say," "Museum.""
A: ""O, " "The Yellow House on the Corner.""
N: "In "The Black Woman's Gumbo Ya-Ya," by Terri L. Jewell, 1993."
K: The New York Times

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