Wednesday, March 1, 7:30 p.m.
Taylor Auditorium in McCool Hall
Rita Dove holds the chair of Commonwealth Professor of English at the University of Virginia. Her publications include Thomas and Beulah (1986), On the Bus with Rosa Parks (1999) and American Smooth (2004). Poet Laureate of the United States (1993-1995), she has received numerous honors, including the 1987 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. President Barack Obama presented her with the 2011 National Medal of Arts, which made her the only poet to receive both the National Humanities Medal and the National Medal of Arts.