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Rita Frances Dove

Rita Dove is an American poet and author.

Education

  • University: University of Tübingen (two semesters, Fulbright)

    University: MFA, University of Iowa (1977)

    Professor: Creative Writing, Arizona State University (1981-89)

    Professor: English, University of Virginia (1989)

Career

  • From 1993 to 1995, she served as Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. She is the first African-American to have been appointed since the position was created by an act of Congress in 1986 from the previous "consultant in poetry" position (1937–86). Dove also received an appointment as "special consultant in poetry" for the Library of Congress's bicentennial year from 1999 to 2000. Dove is the second African American to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, in 1987, and she served as the Poet Laureate of Virginia from 2004 to 2006.

Major achievements

  • A member of the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Rita Dove holds the chair of Commonwealth Professor of English at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.

Works

  • Fifth Sunday
  • The Darker Face of the Earth
  • The Poet's World
  • Ten Poems

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Born August 28, 1952
(age 65)
Nationality
  • 1973
    Miami University of Ohio
  • 1993 - 1995
    Poet Laureate, United States of America
  • 1993 - 1995
    Consultant to the Library of Congress
  • 2004 - 2006
    Poet Laureate
  • 2007
    Chubb Fellow, Yale University

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    • the Premio Capri (2009)
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    • the 2011 National Medal of Arts
    • the 1987 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry
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    • the 2003 Emily Couric Leadership Award
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    • the 2001 Duke Ellington Lifetime Achievement Award
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    • the 1997 Sara Lee Frontrunner Award
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    • the 1997 Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award
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    • the 1996 Heinz Award in the Arts and Humanities
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    • the 1996 National Humanities Medal
    • the Common Wealth Award of Distinguished Service (2006)
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    • the Library of Virginia's Lifetime Achievement Award (2008)
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    • the Fulbright Lifetime Achievement Medal (2009)
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    • the 1996 National Humanities Medal
    • the 2011 National Medal of Arts
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    • poetry: Ten Poems
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    • poetry: The Yellow House on the Corner
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    • poetry: Museum
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    • short stories: Fifth Sunday
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    • poetry: Thomas and Beulah
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    • poetry: The Other Side of the House
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    • poetry: Grace Notes
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    • novel: Through the Ivory Gate
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    • essays: The Poet's World
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    • poetry: On the Bus With Rosa Parks
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    • play: The Darker Face of the Earth
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    • Ray A. Dove
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    • Elvira Hord
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    • Fred Viebahn
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