Former poet laureate Rita Dove to speak at Emory graduation

6:51 AM, Feb 13, 2013   |    comments
Rita Dove speaks at The 2013 Peace Ball: Voices of Hope And Resistance at Arena Stage on January 20, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Earl Gibson III/Getty Images)
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ATLANTA -- A former United States poet laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet is set to speak at Emory University's commencement ceremony.

The university says Rita Dove will deliver the keynote address at the graduation ceremony on May 13. She will also receive an honorary doctor of letters degree.

Dove currently teaches English at the University of Virginia. She served as poet laureate and consultant to the Library of Congress from 1993 to 1995, and as poet laureate of the Commonwealth of Virginia from 2004 to 2006. She's known for her interdisciplinary approach and her collaborative ventures with composers, musicians and other artists.

Commencement will be held on the campus quadrangle with more than 14,000 people expected to attend.

(Associated Press)

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