Rita Dove 
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TO THE CONTINENT anglais

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LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN’S RETURN TO VIENNA anglais

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VIENNA SPRING anglais

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AUGARTEN, 7 AM anglais

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Rita Dove 
Author

* 28.08.1952, Akron/Ohio, États-Unis
Réside à: Charlottesville/Virginia, États-Unis

Rita Dove was born on August 28, 1952 in Akron, Ohio. In 1973, Dove graduated with a B.A. from the Miami University. She received her Master’s Degree from the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa in 1977.

Dove taught creative writing at Arizona State University from 1981 to 1989. She received the 1987 Pulitzer Prize in poetry, and in 1993, at age 40, she was named Poet Laureate of the United States by the Librarian of Congress. Dove held the office from 1993 to 1995 as the youngest person ever to be appointed, and as the first and to date only African American.

Rita Dove served as Special Bicentennial Consultant in Poetry at the Library of Congress in 1999/2000. In 2004 she was appointed to a two-year position as Poet Laureate of the Commonwealth. Since 1989 she has been teaching at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, where she holds the chair of Commonwealth Professor of English.

Rita Dove is currently a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.

Publications
  • The Yellow House on the Corner

    Carnegie Mellon Press, 1980

  • Museum

    Carnegie Mellon Press, 1983

  • Fifth Sunday

    (Collection of Short Stories)

    University of Kentucky (Callaloo Fiction Series), 1985

  • Thomas and Beulah

    Carnegie Mellon Press, 1986

  • Grace Notes

    New York: W. W. Norton, 1989

  • Through the Ivory Gate

    (Novel)

    Pantheon Books, 1992

  • Selected Poems

    Pantheon/Vintage, 1993

  • The Darker Face of the Earth: A Verse Play in Fourteen Scenes

    (Drama)

    Story Line Press, 1994

  • Mother Love

    New York: W. W. Norton, 1995

  • The Poet's World

    (Published Lectures)

    Washington, D.C.: The Library of Congress, 1995

  • On the Bus with Rosa Parks

    New York: W. W. Norton, 1999

  • American Smooth

    New York: W. W. Norton, 2004

  • Sonata Mulattica

    New York: W. W. Norton, 2009

Prix
  • 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

  • 1996 Heinz Award in the Arts and Humanities

  • 1996 National Humanities Medal

  • 1997 Sara Lee Frontrunner Award

  • 1997 Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award

  • 2001 Duke Ellington Lifetime Achievement Award

  • 2003 Emily Couric Leadership Award

  • 2006 Commonwealth Award of Distinguished Service in Literature

  • 2008 Library of Virginia's Lifetime Achievement Award,

  • 2009 Fulbright Lifetime Achievement Medal

  • 2009 Premio Capri

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