Rita Dove, /Literary Arts Op-ed 

Former United States poet laureate Dove honored as trailblazer

    The U.S. State Department has named Rita Dove, one of America’s and the University of Virginia’s most celebrated poets, as one of five Black women “trailblazers.” In honor of Black History Month, the State Department’s “ShareAmerica” platform is featuring Dove, Henry Hoyns Professor of Creative Writing, alongside artist Amy Sherald, sculptor Simone Leigh, the late singer Ella Fitzgerald and the late author Toni Morrison. They are recognized as female African American trailblazers who “transformed and elevated American culture, leaving their mark on the national – and international –…

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