About this episode

February 21, 2018

Rita Dove

Hosted by Douglas Blackmon

In this week’s episode of American Forum, we’re joined by RITA DOVE, the former US Poet Laureate, appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1993. She joins us not for the kind of political analysis we do so much of around here, but for a conversation about language and leadership—about the ways that societies are bound by words, and why it may be that all presidents need poetry more than they might imagine.

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