Rita Dove was born on August 28, 1952. She won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in in 1987. She was named Poet Laureate Consultant to the Library of Congress in 1992 and became the youngest author to hold that position. She later was named Poet Laureate of Virginia from 2004-2006. Her works include: Grace Notes, Museum, On the Bus with Rosa Parks, Collected Poems 1974-2004.