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African American poet Rita Dove is the youngest person and the first African American to be appointed Consultant in Poetry at the Library of Congress.
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African American poet Rita Dove loved poetry and music from a young age. She was an exceptional student and was invited to the White House as a Presidential Scholar out of high school. She studied in Germany on a Fulbright Scholarship, teaching creative writing at Arizona State University upon her return. She has won numerous awards for her work, including a Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.
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