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The University of Delaware Library announces the opening of a new exhibition in the Information Room on the First Floor of the Morris Library. “National Poetry Month: Celebrating the Poetry of Rita Dove,” will be on display from Monday, April 1, 2013 through Tuesday, April 30, 2013.
This exhibition highlights poetry’s ongoing legacy and numerous cultural achievements of American Poets. In 1996, the Academy of American Poets established the month of April as National Poetry Month to emphasize poetry and its place in American Culture. This year the University of Delaware celebrates the poetry of Pulitzer Prize winner Rita Dove. Dove served as Poet Laureate of the United States from 1993 to 1995 and Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. She was the youngest person, and the first African-American, to receive this highest official honor.
“National Poetry Month: Celebrating the Poetry of Rita Dove,” is curated, designed and installed by Laurie Rizzo, assistant librarian, from the Special Collections Department of the University of Delaware Library.
The exhibition is also available online at [www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/exhibits.html].
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