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Dana Gioia

Poet; Former Chairman, National Endowment of the Arts

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 Dana Gioia Biography

 Before returning to Stanford to earn an M.B.A., he completed an M.A. in Comparative Literature at Harvard University where he studied with the poets Robert Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Bishop. In 1977 he moved to New York to begin a career in business. For fifteen years Gioia worked as a businessman, eventually becoming a Vice President of General Foods. In 1992 he left business to become a full-time writer.

Gioia is the author of Interrogations at Noon (Graywolf, 2001), winner of the American Book Award; The Gods of Winter (1991); and Daily Horoscope (1986). His critical collection, Can Poetry Matter?: Essays on Poetry and American Culture (Graywolf, 1992), was a finalist for the National Book Critics Award in Criticism. He has also written an opera libretto, Nosferatu, translated Eugenio Montale's Mottetti, co-edited two anthologies of Italian poetry and, with X.J. Kennedy, four of the nation's best-selling college literature textbooks. His poems, translations, essays, and reviews have appeared in many magazines including The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Washington Post Book World, The New York Times Book Review, The Nation, Slate, and The Hudson Review. He is also a long time literary commentator on American culture and literature for BBC Radio.

Gioia has co-founded two major literary conferences. In 1995 he helped create the West Chester University summer conference on Form and Narrative, which is now the largest annual poetry-writing conference in the U.S. In 2001 he began "Teaching Poetry," a conference in Santa Rosa, California, dedicated to improving high school teaching of poetry. He has also taught as a visiting writer at Colorado College, Johns Hopkins, Sarah Lawrence, Mercer, and Wesleyan University. Gioia is currently serving as chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Pity the Beautiful: Poems

Pity the Beautiful: Poems

The Art of the Short Story

The Art of the Short Story

Disappearing Ink: Poetry at the End of Print Culture

Disappearing Ink: Poetry at the End of Print Culture

Can Poetry Matter?: Essays on Poetry and American Culture

Can Poetry Matter?: Essays on Poetry and American Culture

Interrogations at Noon: Poems

Interrogations at Noon: Poems

The Gods of Winter

The Gods of Winter

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Poet; Former Chairman, National Endowment of the Arts

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Dana Gioia Biography

 Before returning to Stanford to earn an M.B.A., he completed an M.A. in Comparative Literature at Harvard University where he studied with the poets Robert Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Bishop. In 1977 he moved to New York to begin a career in business. For fifteen years Gioia worked as a businessman, eventually becoming a Vice President of General Foods. In 1992 he left business to become a full-time writer.

Gioia is the author of Interrogations at Noon (Graywolf, 2001), winner of the American Book Award; The Gods of Winter (1991); and Daily Horoscope (1986). His critical collection, Can Poetry Matter?: Essays on Poetry and American Culture (Graywolf, 1992), was a finalist for the National Book Critics Award in Criticism. He has also written an opera libretto, Nosferatu, translated Eugenio Montale's Mottetti, co-edited two anthologies of Italian poetry and, with X.J. Kennedy, four of the nation's best-selling college literature textbooks. His poems, translations, essays, and reviews have appeared in many magazines including The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Washington Post Book World, The New York Times Book Review, The Nation, Slate, and The Hudson Review. He is also a long time literary commentator on American culture and literature for BBC Radio.

Gioia has co-founded two major literary conferences. In 1995 he helped create the West Chester University summer conference on Form and Narrative, which is now the largest annual poetry-writing conference in the U.S. In 2001 he began "Teaching Poetry," a conference in Santa Rosa, California, dedicated to improving high school teaching of poetry. He has also taught as a visiting writer at Colorado College, Johns Hopkins, Sarah Lawrence, Mercer, and Wesleyan University. Gioia is currently serving as chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Dana Gioia Videos

  • Culture in America
  • Re: What's the matter with our education system?
  • Re: What is poetry?

Dana Gioia Books

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  • How much does it cost to book Dana Gioia?

    Booking fees for Dana Gioia, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Dana Gioia, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Dana Gioia?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Dana Gioia for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Dana Gioia for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Dana Gioia or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Dana Gioia or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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Dana Gioia Speaker Videos

  • Culture in America
    Re: What's the matter with our education system?
  • Re: What is poetry?
    Poetry Reading & Conversation with Dana Gioia - YouTube
  • Dana Gioia: Beauty's Place in the Christian Vision - Biola University ...
    episode 30 - Dana Gioia - part 01 - YouTube

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