The following film is based on Thomas and Beulah , the poetry book by Rita Dove, which was originally published in 1986 by Carnegie-Mellon University Press and awarded the 1987 Pultzer prize. Rita Dove served as Poet Laureate of the United States and Consultant to the Library of Congress from 1993 to 1995 and as Poet Laureate of the Commonwealth of Virginia from 2004 to 2006
An Interview with Rita Dove by M.W. Thomas
Visit Rita’s page at Virginia.edu .