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Washington/Canadian-Media: A free webinar Co-hosted by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), a stimulating conversation session is being held with former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove (from 1993-95) and felicitated by educator Melissa Alter Smith, Library of Congress (LoC) reports said.
Rita Dove. Image credit: Facebook Page
Winner of Pulitzer Prize for her third book of poetry, Thomas and Beulah, Rita Dove, recipient of the National Humanities Medal from President Clinton and the National Medal of Arts from President Obama -- the only poet ever to receive both -- will discuss her own approach to writing, share and discuss specific poems, and allow ample time for Q&A.
Rita Dove is a Henry Hoyns Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Virginia with her forthcoming eleventh collection of poetry, Playlist for the Apocalypse from W. W. Norton in the summer of 2021.
As the creator of #TeachLivingPoets, Melissa Alter Smith is also a North Carolina English Teachers Association Executive Board member and a high school English teacher in Charlotte, North Carolina.