BirthdayAugust 28, 1952
BirthplaceAkron, USA

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Rita Dove

    Full name: Rita Dove
    Also known as: Rita Dove, Dove, Rita
    Education: Universität Tübingen
    Professions: American poet, author
    Nationality: United States
    Occupation: Poet, author, university professor

  2. Rita Dove Known for

    Anthem (1997), United States of Poetry (1995), Tell About the South: Voices in Black and White (1998), Rita Dove: An American Poet (2014)

  3. Rita Dove Biography

    Rita Frances Dove (born August 28, 1952) is an American poet and author. 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.

  4. Rita Dove Family

    Spouse: Fred Viebahn

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