Miami Presents: A Conversation with Rita Dove '73

Presented on: Thursday, April 25th at 4:00 PM EDT

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Tune in as Rita Dove -- Miami alumna, Pulitzer Prize winner, and first Black Poet Laureate of the United States -- joins the Miami community by video.

Dove will reflect upon her time at Miami, talk with a panel of Miami faculty and students, and take questions from audience members.

Those who can attend in person, are encouraged to join us in the Heritage Room at the Shriver Center on campus in Oxford.  Others can join us virtually to watch on this site.

Rita Dove '73 is one of the most accomplished poets of our time. An American poet and essayist, Dove was the first African American United States Poet Laureate (1993–1995) since the creation of the position in 1937. In 1987, Rita Dove was the second African American to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Dove has received many honors and awards and continues to write some of the most insightful political and personal poetry of the modern era. Dove holds a bachelor's degree and honorary doctorate from Miami University, along with a Masters degree  and 28 other honorary doctorates.  

This event is presented by Miami University Libraries with help from event sponsors:

Miami University Alumni Association
Office of the Provost
Humanities Center
Office of Transformational and Inclusive Excellence
Marjorie Cook Poetry Lectureship
Miami Family Fund 
Department of English

This virtual event is free to attend, but registration is required. Questions? Contact J.J. Slager at

The views expressed by presenters are their own and their appearance in a program does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent. Reference to any specific product or entity does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by Miami University Alumni Association.