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Rita Dove

Rita Dove is a former U.S. Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner (Thomas and Beulah, 1987). She is the author of numerous poetry books, a novel, short stories, a play and, as editor, The Penguin Anthology of Twentieth-Century American Poetry. Her honors include the 1996 National Humanities Medal from President Clinton and the 2011 National Medal of Arts from President Obama - the only poet ever to receive both medals - as well as the Heinz Award in the Arts and Humanities, the Wallace Stevens...See more