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Students’ Poetry Takes a Closer Look at U.Va.

When University of Virginia fourth-year students Allison Geller and Sarah Grigg took a workshop on the poetics of place with English professor Lisa Russ Spaar, they wrote about some unusual details on the Grounds. To mark National Poetry Month, two of their poems are presented below.

Friday on the NewsHour: Rita Dove

Rita Dove, one of the nation's most preeminent poets, has published a novel, a play, a book of short stories and nine collections of verse, including one that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. She served as the U.S Poet Laureate from 1993-1995 and for the past two decades she has taught at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.

In Anthology, Rita Dove Connects American Poets' Intergenerational Conversations

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove was recently given what may be the biggest honor -- and challenge -- of her career: sorting through poems from the last 100 years to create "The Penguin Anthology of 20th Century American Poetry." Jeffrey Brown and Dove discuss the task that took more than four years.

Graduate Course Descriptions - Fall 2018

American Literature to 1900

ENAM 8559 - U.S. Fiction and the Politics of Justice

Section 001
R 330-600 (New Cabell Hall 038)
Instructor: Victoria Olwell


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