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Thursday, August 28, 2014

POETIC BIRTHDAY

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BORN ON THIS DAY
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1952
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RITA DOVE was the 2nd Black poet and woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, winning it in 1987 for her book Thomas and Beulah.

From 1993-95 she served as Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. At 40. Dove was the youngest person to hold the position and the first Black poet to be appointed to this position since it was created in 1986 from the previous "consultant in poetry" position.

No stranger to special achievements and awards in her life, Dove has written numerous poetry collections and has received a plethora of literary awards and academic honors, among them over 25 honorary doctorates.



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To read her bio, google-search her name. To sample her poetry log on to poetryfoundation.org





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