Last Updated: 26 Aug, 2023 | Views: 110
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 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"
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.