Related Program: The Spark Rita Dove and Her Words By Martha Woodroof • Dec 2, 2016 Related Program: The Spark TweetShareGoogle+Email On this episode of The Spark: Rita Dove, former U.S. Poet Laureate and WMRA's December Books & Brews author, discusses her life, poetry and the sound of language. Listen Listening... / 9:00 Rita dove Interview - as broadcast on The Spark Listen Listening... / 14:00 Rita Dove - Extended Interview Listen Listening... / 7:59 Rita Dove - Discussing Her Fame TweetShareGoogle+EmailView the discussion thread. Related Content Books & Brews, December 2016 By Matt Bingay • Nov 11, 2016 On December 6th, we ended the 2016 Books & Brews series with former poet laureate Rita Dove. WMRA and the Furious Flower Poetry Center at JMU, co-sponsored the evening with author, playwright and poet Rita Dove, reading from her works and answering audience questions.