“When I was in graduate school at Iowa, I made it a habit every two weeks to go to the library. I would just walk into the stacks — someplace where I had never been before. […]Regardless of what books could be there — I would take out the titles that looked interesting to me […] it was fascinating, and I did get poems.”
Dove, Rita; Ingersoll, Earl G. Conversations with Rita Dove. Univ. Press of Mississippi, 2003.