Former U.S. Poet Laureate and Commonwealth Professor Rita Dove paid homage to Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison at the March 12 National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) annual awards ceremony at The New School in New York City. Professor Dove introduced Ms. Morrison as this year’s recipient of the NBCC’s Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award.
You can read the full text of Rita Dove’s tribute to Toni Morrison on the National Book Critics Circle website, here.
The same text, with an introduction by NBCC vice president Karen Long, also appeared on the website of the Cleveland Foundation, together with the video of the entire awards ceremony, here.