|8th Annual Literary
Old Dominion University
October 7-10, 1985
Described as "one of the most original and exciting young poets writing in America today," Rita Dove is the author of two volumes of poetry, The Yellow House on the Corner and Museum; her third full-length collection, Thomas and Beulah, is forthcoming from Carnegie-Mellon in 1986.
In addition to her poetry, Dove has published fiction and essays in numerous magazines, journals and anthologies, including the highly acclaimed Morrow Anthology of Younger American Poets. Her poetry has won for her a Fulbright/Hays Fellowship, as well as fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. She is a member of the editorial board of National Forum and a contributing and advisory editor of Callaloo: A Black South Journal of Arts and Letters. Ms. Dove will read with Richard Shelton on Thursday afternoon. [extracted from 1985 brochure]