Rita Dove is the recipient of many honors, including the Pulitzer Prize and the Fulbright Lifetime Achievement Medal. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, she is a Commonwealth Professor of English at the University of Virginia and lives in Charlottesville.
Books by Rita Dove
"Rita Dove pulls the ultimate dance trick: she makes it look easy."--New York Times Book ReviewMore
Longlisted for the National Book Award for Poetry: Three decades of powerful lyric poetry from a virtuoso of the English language in one unabridged volume.More
With this her fourth book of poems, Rita Dove expands her role as a leading voice in contemporary American letters.More
Calling upon the ancient Greek myth of Demeter and Persephone, Mother Love examines the love between mother and daughter, two tumblers locked in an eternal somersault: each mother a daughter, each daughter a potential mother.More
A dazzling new collection by the former Poet Laureate of the United States.More
Detailing the volatile relationship between the black violinist George Bridgetower and Beethoven, this is a "masterful collection" (Los Angeles Times).More