Rita Dove
#2297 Overall Influence

Rita Dove

American poet and author

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Rita Frances Dove is an American poet and essayist. From 1993 to 1995, she served as Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. She is the first African American to have been appointed since the position was created by an act of Congress in 1986 from the previous “consultant in poetry” position . Dove also received an appointment as “special consultant in poetry” for the Library of Congress’s bicentennial year from 1999 to 2000. Dove is the second African American to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, in 1987, and she served as the Poet Laureate of Virginia from 2004 to 2006.

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University of Iowa
University of Iowa

Public research university in Iowa City, Iowa, United States

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University of Virginia
University of Virginia

Public research university in Charlottesville, Virginia, United States

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University of Tübingen
University of Tübingen

Public research university located in the city of Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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Miami University
Miami University

Public research university located in Oxford, Ohio, United States

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Arizona State University
Arizona State University

Public university located in the Phoenix metropolitan area, Arizona, United States

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#730 World Rank #152 USA Rank
Literature