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Rita Dove

5 out of 5

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet, Former Poet Laureate to the Library of Congress & Henry Hoyns Professor of Creative Writing

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Rita Dove Biography

Rita Dove was born in Akron, Ohio in 1952. A 1970 Presidential Scholar, she attended Miami University of Ohio, Universität Tübingen in Germany, and the University of Iowa, where she earned her creative writing MFA in 1977. In 1987, she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for her third collection of poetry, "Thomas and Beulah," and from 1993 to 1995, she served as U.S. Poet Laureate at the Library of Congress. Dove is a recipient of the 2022 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize.

Author of a novel, a book of short stories, essays, and numerous volumes of poetry, among them the National Book Award finalist and NAACP Image Award winner "Collected Poems 1974–2004," she also edited The "Best American Poetry 2000" and the "Penguin Anthology of 20th-Century American Poetry" (2011). Dove wrote poetry columns for the New York Times Magazine from 2018 to 2019 and The Washington Post from 2000 to 2002. Her drama "The Darker Face of the Earth" opened at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 1996 and the Kennedy Center in Washington in 1997, followed by its European premiere at the National Theatre in London in 1999. Her song cycle "Seven for Luck," with music by John Williams, was premiered by Cynthia Haymon with the Boston Symphony in 1998, and her song sequence "A Standing Witness," 14 poems with music by Richard Danielpour, was sung by Susan Graham with the Copland House musicians at the Kennedy Center, the Tanglewood Music Festival, and other venues in 2021 and 2022. W.W. Norton published Dove’s latest volume of poems, "Playlist for the Apocalypse," called 'a vital collection of poems about history and mortality' by the New York Times while naming it a Top Book of 2021.

Dove’s numerous honors include Lifetime Achievement Medals from the Library of Virginia and the Fulbright Association, the 2014 Carole Weinstein Poetry Prize, the 2019 Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets, and the 2021 Gold Medal for Poetry from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the 16th (and third female and first African American) poet in the Medal’s 110-year history. In 1996, she received the National Humanities Medal from President Bill Clinton and in 2011, the National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama—the only poet ever to receive both medals. To date, 29 honorary doctorates have been conferred upon Dove, most recently by Yale University, Emory University, Smith College, Harvard University, the University of Michigan, and the University of Iowa. She has served as president of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP), as a chancellor of Phi Beta Kappa, and as a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. A member of the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, she teaches at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, where she is the Henry Hoyns Professor of Creative Writing.

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Sonata Mulattica: Poems

Sonata Mulattica: Poems

The Darker Face Of Earth: A Verse Play

The Darker Face Of Earth: A Verse Play

Selected Poems Of Rita Dove

Selected Poems Of Rita Dove

Through The Ivory Gate

Through The Ivory Gate

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Rita Dove

5 out of 5

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet, Former Poet Laureate to the Library of Congress & Henry Hoyns Professor of Creative Writing

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Rita Dove Biography

Rita Dove was born in Akron, Ohio in 1952. A 1970 Presidential Scholar, she attended Miami University of Ohio, Universität Tübingen in Germany, and the University of Iowa, where she earned her creative writing MFA in 1977. In 1987, she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for her third collection of poetry, "Thomas and Beulah," and from 1993 to 1995, she served as U.S. Poet Laureate at the Library of Congress. Dove is a recipient of the 2022 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize.

Author of a novel, a book of short stories, essays, and numerous volumes of poetry, among them the National Book Award finalist and NAACP Image Award winner "Collected Poems 1974–2004," she also edited The "Best American Poetry 2000" and the "Penguin Anthology of 20th-Century American Poetry" (2011). Dove wrote poetry columns for the New York Times Magazine from 2018 to 2019 and The Washington Post from 2000 to 2002. Her drama "The Darker Face of the Earth" opened at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 1996 and the Kennedy Center in Washington in 1997, followed by its European premiere at the National Theatre in London in 1999. Her song cycle "Seven for Luck," with music by John Williams, was premiered by Cynthia Haymon with the Boston Symphony in 1998, and her song sequence "A Standing Witness," 14 poems with music by Richard Danielpour, was sung by Susan Graham with the Copland House musicians at the Kennedy Center, the Tanglewood Music Festival, and other venues in 2021 and 2022. W.W. Norton published Dove’s latest volume of poems, "Playlist for the Apocalypse," called 'a vital collection of poems about history and mortality' by the New York Times while naming it a Top Book of 2021.

Dove’s numerous honors include Lifetime Achievement Medals from the Library of Virginia and the Fulbright Association, the 2014 Carole Weinstein Poetry Prize, the 2019 Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets, and the 2021 Gold Medal for Poetry from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the 16th (and third female and first African American) poet in the Medal’s 110-year history. In 1996, she received the National Humanities Medal from President Bill Clinton and in 2011, the National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama—the only poet ever to receive both medals. To date, 29 honorary doctorates have been conferred upon Dove, most recently by Yale University, Emory University, Smith College, Harvard University, the University of Michigan, and the University of Iowa. She has served as president of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP), as a chancellor of Phi Beta Kappa, and as a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. A member of the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, she teaches at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, where she is the Henry Hoyns Professor of Creative Writing.

Rita Dove Videos

  • Rita Dove's 'Playlist for the Apocalypse' is her plea for unity
    Jeffrey Brown has the story of prominent poet Rita Dove confronting private pains and public strains; home and history. This report on her book,...
  • Rita Dove Recites Her Poem "Bellringer" at UVA's Bicentennial...
    UVA’s Commonwealth Professor of English and former U.S. poet laureate Rita Dove recites her poem, “Bellringer,” at the University’s...
  • The Denham Sutcliffe Memorial Lecture: An Evening with Rita Dove
    Rita Dove is the winner of the 2018 Kenyon Review Award for Literary Achievement. Winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize and poet laureate of the United...

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  • How to book Rita Dove?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Rita Dove for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Rita Dove, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Rita Dove or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Rita Dove?

    Booking fees for Rita Dove, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Rita Dove, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Rita Dove?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Rita Dove for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Rita Dove for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Rita Dove or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Rita Dove or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Rita Dove is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Rita Dove for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Rita Dove generally travels from Charlottesville, VA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Nikki Giovanni, Sonia Sanchez, Staceyann Chin, Angela Davis and Xernona Clayton. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Rita Dove for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Rita Dove Speaker Videos

  • Rita Dove's 'Playlist for the Apocalypse' is her plea for unity
    Jeffrey Brown has the story of prominent poet Rita Dove confronting private pains and public strains; home and history. This report on her book, “Playlist for the Apocalypse,” is part of our arts...
    Rita Dove Recites Her Poem "Bellringer" at UVA's Bicentennial Celebration
    UVA’s Commonwealth Professor of English and former U.S. poet laureate Rita Dove recites her poem, “Bellringer,” at the University’s Bicentennial celebration.
  • The Denham Sutcliffe Memorial Lecture: An Evening with Rita Dove
    Rita Dove is the winner of the 2018 Kenyon Review Award for Literary Achievement. Winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize and poet laureate of the United States from 1993-1995, Dove is the only poet to...
    Rita Dove Addresses UVA's Class of 2016
    Former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove, Commonwealth Professor of English at UVA, gave the commencement address to the Arts & Sciences graduates on May 21, 2016.

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