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Rita Dove

Rita Dove, Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. Poet Laureate, is the only poet honored with both the National Humanities Medal and the National Medal of Arts. Her recent works include Playlist for the ApocalypseSonata Mulattica, and the National Book Award–shortlisted Collected Poems: 1974–2004. In 2021 she was awarded the Gold Medal for Poetry from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She lives in Charlottesville, where she teaches creative writing at the University of Virginia.

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Nov 10

Portland Book Festival   Poetry   Nonfiction   Fiction  

Home: Rita Dove, Lauren Groff, Qian Julie Wang

Portland Book Festival virtual events, presented by Bank of America, will feature variety-show style interviews. Each night, three authors whose work shares thematic connections will join remotely, and interviewers will be broadcasting live from Portland literary locations. Tonights event features: Rita Dove & Mary Szybist; Lauren Groff & Andrew Proctor; Qian Julie Wang & OPB's Jenn Chavez

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