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Rita Dove

Rita Dove (author page at Amazon) served as Poet Laureate of the United States and Consultant to the Library of Congress from 1993 to 1995 and as Poet Laureate of the Commonwealth of Virginia from 2004 to 2006. She has received numerous literary and academic honors, among them the 1987 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry and, more recently, the 2003 Emily Couric Leadership Award, the 2001 Duke Ellington Lifetime Achievement Award, the 1997 Sara Lee Frontrunner Award, the 1997 Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award, the 1996 Heinz Award in the Arts and Humanities and the 1996 National Humanities Medal. In 2006 she received the coveted Common Wealth Award of Distinguished Service (together with Anderson Cooper, John Glenn, Mike Nichols and Queen Noor of Jordan), in 2008 she was honored with the Library of Virginia’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and in June 2009 she received the Primo Capri Prize for her widely praised new book, Sonata Mulattica. She is currently the Commonwealth Professor of English at the University of Virginia. (updated 8/2009)

“A Chorus of Voices: A Conversation with Rita Dove” by Steven Ratiner appeared in AGNI 54.

AGNI has published the following work by Rita Dove:

Andante con Variazioni
Seduction Against Exterior Pilaster, Waning Gibbous
Staffordshire Figurine, 1825
Weathering Out
Weathering Out

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