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About Rita Dove
Rita Dove is an American poet who became the first African American to occupy the position as a Poet Laureate Consultant at the Library of Congress. Some famous poems written by her are “Grace Notes” and “Mother Love”.
Family and Education
She is the daughter of Ray Dove and Elvira Hord. The schools she received her education from include Buchtel High School, Miami University and the University of Tubingen.
In 1979, she got married to Fred Viebahn. They share a daughter called Aviva Dove-Viebahn.
“The Yellow House on the Corner” and other poems
Dove started as a teacher and she taught creative writing at Arizona State University for eight years. She released the play “The Darker Face of the Earth” in 1994 and it was premiered at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. She rose to fame as a poet after publishing the poem “Sonata Mulaticca” in 2009.
She became an editor for the New York Times magazine in 2018.
She collaborated with John Williams on the song “Seven for Luck”.
In 1994, Dove was the recipient of the Golden Plate Award by the American Academy of Achievement.
Also, she has received honorary doctorates from Harvard University and the University of Michigan.
Rita Dove is the second African American to receive the Pulitzer Prize for poetry.
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F.A.Q. about Rita Dove
When is her birthday?
Rita Dove's birthday is on August 28, 1952.
In how many days is her birthday?
Rita's birthday is in 205 days
How old is she?
She is 70 years old.
Where is Rita from?
She was born in Akron, Ohio, U.S..