When: Thu., April 2 2015
One of the best known poets in the country, Akron native Rita Dove has written extensively about her Northeast Ohio roots. Over the course of a lengthy career, she’s published nine collections of poetry, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Thomas and Beulah, a collection of poems about her maternal grandparents. The former U.S. Poet Laureate, Dove is currently a Commonwealth professor of English at the University of Virginia. Today, Kent State University’s Wick Poetry Center will host Dove as part of the Fourth Annual U.S. Poet Laureate Reading. Dove will participate in a question-and-answer session at 1 p.m. in the University Library in the Quiet Study Area on the first floor. Then, at 7:30 p.m., she'll read from her work at the Kent Student Center Kiva. For more information, go to the Wick Poetry Center website. (Niesel) kent.edu/wick.