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Dana Gioia is a poet and critic. He has published five collections of poetry, most recently 99 Poems: New Selected, which won the Poets' Prize. His child collection, Interrogations at Noon, was awarded the American Book Award. Gioia's first critical collection, Can Poetry Matter?, was a finalist show more for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Gioia has served as the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts and California State Poet Laureate. show less

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Works by Dana Gioia

An Introduction to Poetry (1966) 570 copies
The Art of the Short Story (2005) 267 copies
An Introduction to Fiction (1979) — Editor — 141 copies
The Gods of Winter: Poems (1991) 95 copies
Interrogations at Noon (2001) 84 copies
99 Poems: New and Selected (2016) 79 copies
Pity the Beautiful: Poems (2012) 71 copies
The Best American Poetry 2018 (2018) — Editor — 71 copies
Daily Horoscope (1986) 57 copies
New Italian Poets (1991) 21 copies
Valueware (1999) 20 copies
Poems from Italy (1972) — Editor — 18 copies
Mottetti (1990) — Translator — 18 copies
The Misread City: New Literary Los Angeles (1869) — Editor — 14 copies
Ceremony and Other Stories (1984) — Editor — 12 copies
Nosferatu (2001) 11 copies
Journeys in sunlight (1986) 3 copies

Associated Works

Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry (2003) — Contributor — 759 copies
The Best American Poetry 1997 (1997) — Contributor — 166 copies
Poetry Speaks Expanded: Hear Poets Read Their Own Work from Tennyson to Plath (2007) — Advisory Editor; Contributor — 147 copies
The Best American Poetry 2016 (2016) — Contributor — 98 copies
The Spoken Word Revolution Redux (2007) — Contributor — 84 copies
Rebel Angels: 25 Poets of the New Formalism (1996) — Contributor — 80 copies
My California: Journeys By Great Writers (2004) — Contributor — 53 copies
Selected Short Stories of Weldon Kees (1984) — Editor, some editions — 24 copies
Seneca: The Tragedies (Complete Roman Drama in Translation) (2013) — Translator, some editions — 16 copies
The Big Read: Fahrenheit 451 Radio Program (2006) — Narrator, some editions — 7 copies
This Man's Army: A War in Fifty-odd Sonnets (The Joseph M. Bruccoli Great War) (2008) — Introduction, some editions — 6 copies
An Introduction To: The Joy Luck Club (2006) — Narrator — 4 copies


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"Haunted" is the sort of poem I can imagine becoming a classic of American poetry.
judeprufrock | 3 other reviews | Jul 4, 2023 |
Great selection, essays, editing. Didnt read everything in this of course.
BooksForDinner | 3 other reviews | Oct 9, 2022 |
laplantelibrary | Apr 17, 2022 |
In 1998 Dana Gioia published an article titled Fallen Western Star: The Decline of San Francisco as a Literary Region. It's a convincing and nostalgic look at San Francisco's history as place where brilliant writers would meet and exchange ideas. But sadly, those days are gone, according to Gioia. This book collects that essay as well as many responses to it. As one might expect, the backlash was pretty fierce and debates were heated -- which I suspect is exactly what Gioia was aiming for. Implying that literary debates were few and far between these days, he set out to create one, and did a pretty good job.

This volume is very short, highly entertaining, and inspiring!
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imagists | Sep 20, 2021 |



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