Rita Dove Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Husband, Net Worth

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Rita Dove (Rita Frances Dove)

Last Updated: 26 Aug, 2023 | Views: 110

Age: 71

Profession: Poet

Other Profession(s): Author, Essayist, Professor

Famous For: Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

Higher Education: University of Tübingen, University of Iowa

Net Worth: $1.4 Million Approx.

Rita Dove Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
28 Aug, 1952 (71 Years 03 Months 4 Days)
Birth Country
United States
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Birth District
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Rita Dove Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):
Rita Dove is an award-winning poet, author, and professor from the United States. Born in Akron, Ohio, in 1952, Dove has published numerous poetry collections and a novel throughout her career, receiving acclaim for her work that often explores themes of history, race, and family. Rita Dove remains a prominent figure in the world of literature, exerting significant influence.

Rita Dove Career:
1970: Graduates from Buchtel High School in Akron and begins attending Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Rita Dove First Book Published: In 1977, Rita Dove published her first book of poetry, "The Yellow House on the Corner."
Rita Dove Wins Award: In 1987, She wins the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. The poetry was - "Thomas and Beulah."
In 2011, Rita Dove stepped down as Poet Laureate. After that, President Barack Obama awarded her the National Medal of Arts.
2016: Awarded the Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets.
Rita Dove recent Collection: In 2020, Rita Dove published her most recent poetry collection, "Playlist for the Apocalypse."

Rita Dove Popular Poems:
"Thomas and Beulah"
"Mother Love"

Rita Dove Awards:
1987: Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 
1996: National Humanities Medal 
2011: National Medal of Arts
1993–95: United States Poet Laureate 
2004–06: Poet Laureate of Virginia

Rita Dove Unknown facts:
Rita Dove was the youngest person and first African American to be appointed Poet Laureate of the United States.
Dove is also a trained cellist and has played in the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the Miami String Quartet.
Rita Dove has written a novel, "Through the Ivory Gate," in addition to her poetry.

Rita Dove Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 157 cm
In Meters 1.57 m
In feet Inches 5'2"
Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 56 Kg
In Pounds 123 lbs
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Rita Dove Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Ray Dove
Mother's Name
Elvira Hord
Fred Viebahn
Not Known
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Aviva Dove-Viebahn
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