Rita Dove

Rita Dove

Born: January 01, 1970

Nationality: American

Occupation: Poet, author

Biography: Rita Frances Dove is an American poet and author. From 1993 1995 she served as Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. She was the first African American to be appointed since the position was created by an act of Congress in 1986 out of the previous consultant in poetry position.

Source/Notes: "Conversations with Rita Dove", edited by Earl G. Ingersoll, Univ. Press of Mississippi, 2003, p. 137, "Brushed by an Angel's Wings, Grace Cavalieri, 1995" - ISBN: 9781578065509

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