Tucson Humanities Festival Reading: Rita Dove

Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 7:00pm

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This event will take place at the Health Sciences Innovation Building (HSIB), 1670 E Drachman St, Tucson, AZ 85721. We encourage you to sign up for event reminders through the Tucson Humanities Festival here.

We are proud to present, as part of the Tucson Humanities Festival and the College of Humanities at the University of Arizona, a reading by Rita Dove.  This reading is presented in partnership with the Borchard Foundation Center on Literary Arts, and cosponsored by the University of Arizona Black Faculty Speaker Series and the Office of Faculty Affairs.

Rita Dove, former U.S. Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize recipient, is the only poet ever to be honored with both the National Humanities Medal and the National Medal of Arts. Recent recognitions include the Wallace Stevens Award, the American Academy of Arts & Letters' Gold Medal in poetry, and the 2022 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize for Lifetime Achievement from the Poetry Foundation. She teaches creative writing at the University of Virginia; her latest poetry collection, Playlist for the Apocalypse, appeared in 2021.

Additional support for the 2022-2023 Reading & Lecture Series was provided by Innovations in Healthy Aging – a strategic collaboration led by the University of Arizona Health Sciences, rethinking what it means to thrive while aging.