NAME: Rita Dove
COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS: BORN:born, Akron, Ohio (Summit County)
graduated, Miami University, B.A
graduated, University of Iowa, M.F.A.
Commonwealth Professor of English, University of Virginia
Dove was the Poet Laureate of the Library of Congress from 1993 to 1995.
Heinz Award, Arts and Humanities, 1996 Charles Frankel Prize/National Medal, Humanities, 1996 Sara Lee Frontrunner Award, 1997 Levinson Prize, 1998