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The scholarship, established in memory of the late actor David Coleman Dukes, is awarded annually to a third-year Theater Arts student working toward a career in stage acting. A bronze plaque commemorating the scholarship benefit held in David Coleman Dukes' name can be seen in the lobby of the Bing Theater, off Queen's Court on the USC campus.
— Madeline Puzo, Dean, USC School of Theatre

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A Lost Eloquence (New York Times Op-Ed)

December 29, 2002

by Carol Muske-Dukes

The poem in my head goes something like this: Sunset and evening star/And one clear call for me! /O Captain my Captain!/Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers/I'm nobody! Who are you?

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When Everybody Knew a Poet (New York Times Op-Ed)

January 1, 2003

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:
Re "A Lost Eloquence," by Carol Muske-Dukes (Op-Ed, Dec.29):

The balking of students to putting verse to heart by rote memorization is not limited to poetry. There is almost a pedagogical malaise that decries rote learning in disciplines like science, mathematics and engineering. And critical analysis and scholarship are being replaced by searching the Web.

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In a Heartbeat (Oprah Magazine)

November 2001

by Carol Muske-Dukes

CAROL MUSKE-DUKES was married to actor David Coleman Dukes until his sudden death - a situation eerily foreshadowed in her novel Life After Death. A year later, she ponders the unlit intersection where art and life converge.

"Neither the sun nor death can be looked at steadily"
- La Rochefoucauld

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Single laurel, common voice (Los Angeles Times)

December 12, 2008
by Carol Muske-Dukes

Prose Ode to My Friend the Poet Laureate (LA Times Blog: Opinion L.A.)

November 18, 2008
by Patt Morrison

Carol Muske-Dukes appointed California poet laureate (LA Times Blog: Jacket Copy)

November 14, 2008
by Carolyn Kellogg

Governor Schwarzenegger Appoints Carol Muske-Dukes Poet Laureate (Office of the CA Governor)

November 13, 2008

Sunday Book Review "Good Golly" (New York Times)

April 29, 2007
by Carol Muske-Dukes

Poetry Tonight! (New York Times Book Review)

April 9, 2000
by Carol Muske

I Married the Ice-Pick Killer (New York Times Magazine)

March 19, 2000
by Carol Muske

Out of the Cradle Violently Rocking (Kenyon Review)

Summer/Fall 2001
Review by Carol Muske-Dukes

I spent a bit of last summer reading three anthologies-three collections of selected poems by "young American poets" (that is to say, poets born in 1960 or after), most (though not all) of whom have at least one published book of poems.

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