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Kent State to Host Former Poet Laureate Rita Dove

Kent State University’s Wick Poetry Center will host poet Rita Dove as part of the Fourth Annual U.S. Poet Laureate Reading. The event is part of the 2014-2015 reading series and will take place on Thursday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Kiva. The event is free and open to the public.

Earlier in the day, Dove will participate in a question-and-answer session at 1 p.m. in the University Library in the Quiet Study Area on the first floor.  This event is free and provides a unique opportunity for anyone from the Kent State community to engage with and learn from a former poet laureate.

The U.S. Poet Laureate Reading is co-sponsored by University Libraries with additional support from the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the Women’s Center, the Honors College and the departments of English, History and Pan-African Studies.

For more information about the Wick Poetry Center, visit www.kent.edu/wick.

Cost: Free and open to the public.

Media Contact: Jessica Jewell, jjewell2@kent.edu, 330-672-2067