Rita Dove

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Rita Dove

Rita Dove

Rita Dove is the Akron-born and raised poet who went on to become the youngest Poet Laureate ever.

Now the Commonwealth Professor of English at the University of Virginia, she often comes home to visit, and last year, The Cuyahoga County Public Library Foundation was pleased to host her reading at Playhouse Square as part of the William N. Skirball Writers Center Stage series.

In January, a documentary on Dove (view a clip from the documentary) premiered.