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Rita Dove

Author of Selected Poems

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Rita Dove, former Poet Laureate of the United States, is the recipient of many honors, among them the Pulitzer Prize, the National Humanities Medal, and the Heinz Award. Among her recent publications are the poetry collection On the Bus with Rosa Parks and the drama The Darker Face of the Earth. She is Commonwealth Professor of English at the University of Virginia
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Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (Contributor, some editions) 857 copies, 7 reviews
The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story (Contributor) 698 copies, 7 reviews
The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry (Contributor) 672 copies, 3 reviews
Contemporary American Poetry (Contributor, some editions) 355 copies, 1 review
The Best American Poetry 2004 (Contributor) 196 copies
The Art of Losing (Contributor) 170 copies, 20 reviews
The Best American Poetry 2003 (Contributor) 161 copies, 1 review
Erotique Noire/Black Erotica (Contributor) 144 copies, 1 review
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (Contributor) 140 copies, 1 review
Poetry Speaks Expanded: Hear Poets Read Their Own Work from Tennyson to… (Advisory Editor; Contributor) 133 copies, 1 review
Emergency Kit (Contributor, some editions) 100 copies, 1 review
The 100 Best African American Poems (Contributor) 85 copies, 5 reviews
The Best American Poetry 2014 (Contributor) 69 copies
Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series (Contributor) 60 copies, 1 review
The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink (Contributor) 57 copies, 1 review
"Harlem Gallery" and Other Poems of Melvin B. Tolson (Introduction) 31 copies, 1 review
Birds in the Hand: Fiction and Poetry about Birds (Contributor) 30 copies, 1 review
The Best American Poetry 2021 (Contributor) 22 copies
Good Roots: Writers Reflect on Growing Up in Ohio (Contributor) 20 copies, 1 review
Bittersweet (Contributor) 9 copies

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Rita Dove is the author of several books of poetry. A former Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, Dove also served as Poet Laureate of the United States from 1993 to 1995. She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, where she teaches at the University of Virginia. [2013]
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