Rita Dove

May 1993
U.S. News & World Report;5/31/93, Vol. 114 Issue 21, p19
States that the Library of Congress has named Rita Dove as the nation's poet laureate, effective in the fall of 1993. Comments from Dove, who is a Pulitzer Prize-winner.


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