U.S. Poet Laureate

U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove addressed members of the National Press Club concerning her views on poetry and her desire to encourage the… read more

U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove addressed members of the National Press

Club concerning her views on poetry and her desire to encourage the

spread of poetry. At age 41, Rita Dove is the youngest person and

the first African-American woman to serve as Poet Laureate. In 1987,

she won the Pulitzer Prize for Thomas and Beulah, a collection of

poems based on the lives of her maternal grandparents. During her

one-year term as Poet Laureate, Ms. Dove is on leave from her

teaching position at the University of Virginia, where she is the

Commonwealth Professor of English. After her remarks she answered audience members' questions. close

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Program ID:
55366-1
Category:
National Press Club
Format:
National Press Club Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 19, 1994 | 2:34am EST | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Jan 04, 1995 | 6:40am EST | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • Mar 19, 1994 | 2:34am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 19, 1994 | 5:49am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 20, 1994 | 6:20am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 20, 1994 | 10:49am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 20, 1994 | 5:14pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 02, 1995 | 3:15pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 03, 1995 | 9:50am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 03, 1995 | 6:39pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 04, 1995 | 6:40am EST | C-SPAN 2
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