Awards & Winners

Rita Dove

Date of Birth 28-August-1952
Place of Birth Akron
(Ohio, United States of America, Summit County, Area codes 234 and 330, Area code 234, Area code 330)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Rita Frances Dove, Dove, Rita
Profession Writer, Poet, Author, Professor
Rita Frances Dove is an American poet and author. From 1993–1995 she served as Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. She was the first African American to be appointed since the position was created by an act of Congress in 1986 out of the previous "consultant in poetry" position. Dove also received an appointment as "special consultant in poetry" for the Library of Congress's bicentennial year from 1999–2000. Dove is the second African American to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, in 1987, and she served as the Poet Laureate of Virginia from 2004 to 2006.

Awards by Rita Dove

Check all the awards nominated and won by Rita Dove.


Nominations 1999 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry On the Bus with Rosa Parks


Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
Honored for : Thomas and Beulah

Nominations 1987 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Pulitzer Prize for Poetry Thomas and Beulah