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Rita Dove - Cuyahoga County Public Library Foundation
“For many years, I thought a poem was a whisper overheard, not an aria heard.” – Rita Dove
From 1993 – 1995 Rita Dove served as Poet Laureate of the United States. Born in 1952 in Akron, Ohio, she has won numerous awards including the Pulitzer Prize in poetry in 1987, the Heinz Award in the Arts and Humanities in 1996, and the Common Wealth Award in 2006. Both a poet and author of short stories, Dove’s works encompass a wide range of topics from historical to political events. Her books of poetry include Sonata Mulattica, American Smooth, and On the Bus with Rosa Parks, which was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. In 2006, Dove was elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.
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Children under two years old are generally not permitted in the theaters. At designated performances Children of all ages are permitted. However, everyone regardless of age must have a ticket. All children must be seated with an adult. Any person disrupting a performance or inhibiting the enjoyment of an event for guests may be removed from the theater without refund.
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