Tuesday, February 28, 2012

News at Eleven: Bill Moyers: From the combative, ferocious

and vituperative field of politics, we repair to a quieter place--a respite for the soul, if you will, against the tumult of our time. A few days ago, in the East Room of the White House, along with such greats as the actor Al Pacino, sculptor Martin Puryear, and painter Will Barnet, President Obama presented the National Medal of Arts to the poet Rita Dove.

The award makes Rita Dove the first person to receive all three of the nation's highest arts and humanities distinctions: the Medal of Arts, the Humanities Medal, which she received in 1996, and the title Poet Laureate of the United States.

from Truth out: Bill Moyers Interviews Rita Dove on the Power of Poetry (Video)


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