Rita Dove

Rita Dove

Rita Dove

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Rita Dove is one of America's best-known and most honored poets. Her collection of poems, Thomas and Beulah, based on the lives of her grandparents, earned her the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. She was only the second African-American to win this prize. In 1993, she was appointed to a two-year term as Poet Laureate of the United States and Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. She was the youngest person, and the first African-Americ...Read More
Rita Dove is one of America's best-known and most honored poets. Her collection of poems, ...Read More