Rita Dove

NAME: Rita Dove

BORN: 1952

COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS: BORN:born, Akron, Ohio (Summit County)

EDUCATION:

graduated, Miami University, B.A 
graduated, University of Iowa, M.F.A.

OCCUPATION:

poet
Commonwealth Professor of English, University of Virginia

FAST FACTS:

Dove was the Poet Laureate of the Library of Congress from 1993 to 1995.

Awards

Heinz Award, Arts and Humanities, 1996 Charles Frankel Prize/National Medal, Humanities, 1996 Sara Lee Frontrunner Award, 1997 Levinson Prize, 1998