[Yale-readings] Save the Date: Rita Dove Reading, Nov. 30

Nancy Kuhl nancy.kuhl at yale.edu
Tue Oct 26 14:35:11 EDT 2004

Please join us for a poetry reading by former U. S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove 
on Tuesday, November 30, 4 pm, at Battell Chapel (corner of College and Elm 
Streets). A reception will follow at Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript 
Library, 121 Wall Street. This event is free and open to the public on a 
first come, first served basis. This event is sponsored by the Charles G. 
Trumbull Endowment Fund and the Yale Collection of American Literature, 
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

Rita Dove served as Poet Laureate of the United States and Consultant to 
the Library of Congress from 1993 to 1995 and is currently Poet Laureate of 
the Commonwealth of Virginia. She has received numerous literary and 
academic honors, among them the 1987 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry and, most 
recently, the 2003 Emily Couric Leadership Award, the 2001 Duke Ellington 
Lifetime Achievement Award, the 1997 Sara Lee Frontrunner Award, the 1997 
Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award, the 1996 Heinz Award in the Arts 
and Humanities, and the 1996 National Humanities Medal. She has published 
the poetry collections The Yellow House on the Corner (1980), Museum 
(1983), Thomas and Beulah (1986), Grace Notes (1989), Selected Poems 
(1993), Mother Love (1995), On the Bus with Rosa Parks (1999),  a book of 
short stories, Fifth Sunday (1985), the novel Through the Ivory Gate 
(1992), essays under the title The Poet's World (1995), and the play The 
Darker Face of the Earth. Her new poetry collection, American Smooth, was 
published by W.W. Norton & Company in September 2004.

More information about Rita Dove and examples of her work can be found online:

Nancy Kuhl
Assistant Curator, The Yale Collection of American Literature
The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Yale University
121 Wall Street
P.O. Box 208240
New Haven, CT 06520-8240
Phone: 203.432.2966
Fax: 203.432.4047
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