Rita Dove

Awards and Honors

  • 1974-75 – Fulbright fellow
  • 1978 – grant from National Endowment for the Arts
  • 1979 – grant from Ohio Arts Council
  • 1980 – International Working Period for Authors fellow for West Germany
  • 1983 – John Simon Guggenheim fellow
  • 1986 – Peter I. B. Lavan Younger Poets Award, Academy of American Poets
  • 1987 – Pulitzer Prize in poetry, for Thomas and Beulah
  • 1987 – General Electric Foundation Award for Younger Writers
  • 1988 – Bellagio (Italy) residency, Rockefeller Foundation
  • 1988 – Ohio Governor’s Award
  • 1988-89 – Mellon fellow, National Humanities Center
  • 1990 – Ohioana Book Award for Grace Notes
  • 1991 – Literary Lion Medal, New York Public Library
  • 1991 – inducted into Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame
  • 1993-94 and 1994-95 – appointed Poet Laureate of the United States
  • 1993 – Woman of the Year Award, Glamour magazine
  • 1993 – Great American Artist Award, NAACP
  • 1993 – Harvard University Phi Beta Kappa Lecturer
  • 1994 – Ohioana Book Award for Selected Poems
  • 1994 – Distinguished Achievement medal, Miami University Alumni Association
  • 1994 – Golden Plate Award, American Academy of Achievement
  • 1994 – Renaissance Forum Award for leadership in the literary arts, Folger Shakespeare Library
  • 1994 – Carl Sandburg Award, International Platform Association
  • 1995 – Fund for New American Plays grant
  • 1996 – Heinz Award in arts and humanities
  • 1996 – Charles Frankel Prize/National Humanities Medal
  • 1997 – Sara Lee Frontrunner Award
  • 1997 – Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award
  • 1998 – Levinson Prize, Poetry magazine
  • 1999 – Frederick Nims Translation Award (with Fred Viebahn), Poetry
  • 2000 – Library Lion Medal, New York Public Library
  • 2000 – Twenty-five Books to Remember list, New York Public Library, and National Book Critics Circle Award nomination, both for On the Bus with Rosa Parks
  • 2001 – Margaret Raynal Virginia Writer of Distinction, Randolph-Macon Woman’s College
  • 2001 – Duke Ellington Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2003 – Emily Couric Leadership Award

Awarded honorary doctorates from Miami University, 1988, Knox College, 1989, Tuskegee University, 1994, University of Miami, 1994, Washington University–St. Louis, 1994, Case Western Reserve University, 1994, University of Akron, 1994, Arizona State University, 1995, Boston College, 1995, Dartmouth College, 1995, Spelman College, 1996, University of Pennsylvania, 1996, Notre Dame, 1997, Northeastern University, 1997, University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, 1997, Columbia University, 1998, State University of New York–Brockport, 1999, Washington and Lee University, 1999, Howard University, 2001, Pratt Institute, 2001, and Skidmore College, 2004.

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