Against Self-Pity

A weekly poem, read by the author.
Sept. 10 1998 3:30 AM

Against Self-Pity

Against Self-Pity

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she knew of such things--
innocence, and a soul smart enough to know
when to get out of the way.

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove is the author of six books of poetry, as well as a novel, short stories, essays, and the verse drama The Darker Face of the Earth. Her latest volume of poems, On the Bus With Rosa Parks, is forthcoming in April 1999.