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Rita Dove

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Birthday
28, 1952
Birthplace
Akron, OH
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
28, 1952 (age 66)
Birthplace
Akron, OH

About

African-American poet who served as U.S. Poet Laureate from 1993-1995. Her best-known works include Sonata Mulattica and The Darker Face of the Earth.

Before Fame

She attended Miami University and the Iowa Writers' Workshop.

Trivia

She received the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for Thomas and Beulah, a collection published in 1986.

Family Life

She and her husband Fred Viebahn became parents to a daughter named Aviva in 1983.

Associated With

During her time as U.S. Poet Laureate, she was interviewed by journalist Bill Moyers.