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Rita Dove to Speak
Story Abstract:Rita Dove, recipient of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Medal in the Humanitities and former Poet Laureate of the United States will give a public reading from her work in Lee Chapel at 7:30 PM on January 22, 2004. Ms. Dove is currently the Commonwealth Professor of English at the University of Virginia. Her most recent collection of poems is ON THE BUS WITH ROSA PARKS. Work from her next volume, AMERICAN SMOOTH, will appear in the spring issue of SHENANDOAH, the Washington and Lee University literary magazine. Ms. Dove's reading is sponsored by the Glasgow Endowment, the Honor Scholars Program and the Office of the Provost.