Rita Dove Joins Board of the American Academy of Arts and Letters

In January 2023 Rita Dove joined the governing board of the venerable American Academy of Arts and Letters for a three year term. On April 11 she attended her first in-person board meeting at the Academy's headquarters in New York City. Previously she had taken on major responsibilities in national organizations when she sat on the board of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs from 1985 to 1988 (serving as AWP's president in 1986/87), was a senator of Phi Beta Kappa from 1994 to 2000 and a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets from 2006 to 2012.