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Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for April 19,2012-The Poet Rita Dove (Vol.4, Iss.3)


Rita Dove in 2004 Polski: Rita Dove w 2004

Rita Dove in 2004 Polski: Rita Dove w 2004 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Rita Dove

(b. 1952)

"I believe even 5-year-olds can get something from a Shakespearean sonnet...as long as you DON'T tell them, 'This is really hard.'" - Rita Dove

Rita Dove
Rita Dove (b. 1952) was encouraged by her parents to read widely from a young age and she explored all that the local library in Akron, Ohio, had to offer. Dove went on to study English at Miami University, Ohio, was a Fulbright Scholar at Tübingen in Germany, before joining the renowned University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her glittering academic career was soon matched by her growing reputation as a poet, her first collection, The Yellow House on the Corner, appearing in 1980. Seven years later her third book, Thomas and Beulah, based on her grandparents’ lives, won the Pulitzer Prize. In 1993 Dove became the American Poet Laureate, making her both the youngest recipient of this honour and the first African American. Her many other awards include over twenty honorary doctorates, the National Humanities Medal from President Clinton and, in 2006, the Commonwealth Award of Distinguished Service. She currently holds the chair of Commonwealth Professor of English at the University of Virginia and was recently elected Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.

Dove is an inspirational figure for African-Americans and for women, and her own work reflects these two important facets of her life, featuring many iconic names including Billie Holiday, Rosa Parks and Hattie McDaniel. click here to continue viewing this story.

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Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
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4 thoughts on “Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for April 19,2012-The Poet Rita Dove (Vol.4, Iss.3)

  1. womenar4 on said:

    Rita Dove sounds interesting. I may have to check out her books.

  2. womenar4 on said:

    I’ve never heard of Rita Dove. I might have to check out her books.

  3. Pingback: Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip for April 24, 2012- Miss Zora Meets Dr.Maya (Vol.4, Iss.4) « YoTrip-Words and Thoughts

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