An Evening with Rita Dove, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet

Currently a professor at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Rita Dove is coming to give a lecture at ASU’s Tempe campus. Called “An Evening with Rita Dove,” this event will be the highlight of ASU’s second annual Humanities Week. This is a series of special events that celebrate how students and faculty are exploring human adventure across culture, time, and space.

Born in 1952, Rita Dove has won the Pulitzer Prize, the Carole Weinstein Poetry Prize, the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, and others. She has written extensively; her most notable works include her poetry collections Thomas and Beulah (which won the Pulitzer Prize), Playlist for the Apocalypse, and Collected Poems 1974 – 2004. Although many of her awards relate to her poetry, Dove has also written essays, songs, a play, and a novel.

Dove’s lecture is free and open to the public; it will take place on Tuesday, October 18, at 7:00pm in the Roskind Great Hall. Go here to learn more and register!

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  • October 17, 2022 at 11:16 am

    I find it admirable that Dove has worked with nearly every traditionally published form of the craft. Seeing accomplishments like that reminds me I’m not limited to the forms of writing I practice.
    I wonder if anyone within the community will write an article or blog post about how Dove’s lecture turns out as it doesn’t seem like there will be a recording available for those who miss it.

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