Rita Dove to Read Her Poetry at WFU

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Rita Dove will read her poetry from 4:15-5:30 p.m. Friday, March 21, at Wake Forest University’s Brendle Recital Hall.

Commonwealth Professor of English at the University of Virginia, Dove is the author of six volumes of poetry. She earned a 1987 Pulitzer Prize for “Thomas and Beulah,” a collection of 44 poems based on the lives of her grandparents.

As Poet Laureate and Consultant in Poetry at the Library of Congress from 1993-95, Dove toured the country reading poetry. She also appeared on PBS’s “Sesame Street,” and read her poetry on National Public Radio’s “Prairie Home Companion.”

Dove is the author of the short story collection, “Fifth Sunday,” a novel and a verse drama.

The poetry reading is part of Wake Forest’s “The Arts in the News Century” symposium March 20-22. Seats will be reserved for those registered for the symposium. Remaining seats will be available free to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.

For information about Dove’s reading or the symposium, call 759-5294.

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