Rita Dove is a famed American essayist and poet. She was ‘Poet Laureate Consultant’ to ‘Poetry to the Library of Congress’ for two years. She was the first Afro-American to hold this feat. In 1987, she was awarded the ‘Pulitzer Prize for Poetry,’ making her the second Afro-American to receive the same. For two years, from 2004 to 2006, she also served as the ‘Poet Laureate of Virginia.’ Some of her notable works include, ‘On the Bus with Rosa Parker,’ ‘Museum,’ ‘Through the Ivory Gates,’ ‘Fifth Sunday,’ ‘The Darker Face of the Earth,’ ‘The Yellow House On the Corner’ amongst various others. Here is a corpus of inspiring sayings and quotes by Rita Dove that are sure to enlighten you. Take a look at the collection of thought-provoking quotes and thoughts by Rita Dove which have been gathered from her writings, works, essays, short-stories, novels, drama, interviews and life.