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book.jpgAmerican Smooth (Norton)
When her house burned down, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Rita Dove decided to learn formal ballroom dancing. These new, as yet unpublished, poems explore the intersection of formal dance and an African-American distrust of assimilation.

American Smooth

Rita Dove

Guest Interview Rita Dove

Guests:
Rita Dove, author, 'Hattie McDaniel Arrives at the Coconut Grove'

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Michael Silverblatt

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