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firstthingsmag: In this strikingly illustrated talk, poet Dana Gioia examines the idea of Beauty in both its secular and sacred dimensions.

jimwarnock: Nice to find a poem that says something I've felt but didn't know how to say. "The world does not need words. It articulates itself in sunlight, leaves, and shadows. The stones on the path are no less real for lying uncatalogued and uncounted." Thank you Dana Gioia.

Anneverse: Everything straight between us and the world, Never reached us. Got lost somewhere. Possibly mislaid in some provincial station. - The Letter by Dana Gioia

filiztrnova: "The Gods of Winter" by Dana Gioia

pinkpunchmango: If you’re looking for a good book about short stories I highly recommend The Art of the Short Story by Dana Gioia It’s a very interesting read and despite it being a university book, I enjoy reading it

imaginativecons: Beauty in the Face of Indifference (essay by Joseph Pearce)

WisebloodBooks: Deep thanks to the Benedict XVI Institute for forging this fine short video, wherein Dana Gioia weighs James Matthew Wilson's poetry and does not find it wanting--finds it, rather, "pulling out all the stops":

JMWSPT: You can see hear the full-length discussion of Dana Gioia on James Matthew Wilson and "The River of the Immaculate Conception."

USC_CWPhD: Congratulations to Douglas Manuel for winning the first ever Dana Gioia Southern California Poetry Award!!!

CatholicPods: Our interview with Gioia:

CatholicHerald: The poet who combines sarcasm and song. Dana Gioia's elegant poetry makes a virtue out of clarity, says Matthew C Brennan

JMWSPT: This must have just been published. There's a longer version coming out, but for the moment, why not hear . . . Dana Gioia on James Matthew Wilson

KrestaAfternoon: At 5:20. Dana Gioia has emerged as a compelling advocate of Christianity’s continuing importance in contemporary culture. His essays have examined the spiritual dimensions of art and the decisive role faith has played in the lives of artists. He joins.

AveMariaRadio: At 5:20. Dana Gioia has emerged as a compelling advocate of Christianity’s continuing importance in contemporary culture. His essays have examined the spiritual dimensions of art and the decisive role faith has played in the lives of artists. He joins.

egtrejos: You are your own pale shadow in the quarter moon, moving more slowly than the crippled stars, part of the moonlight as the moonlight falls, Part of the grass that answers the wind - Dana Gioia, USA, 1950.

worldlittoday: Dana Gioia's The Catholic Writer Today "laments the loss of the spiritual depth, magnitude, and tradition that Christian artists brought to Western art in over two millennia.”

benslade33: Dana Gioia: Why Reading Matters

AmicableFogey: “It takes poise and confidence to use Doomsday as a come-on.” — Dana Gioia on Donne

CathyChandler: My poem, "In Ploegsteert Wood: The Christmas Truce of 1914" was one of the New York Encounter 2020 Poetry contest winners. Final judge, Dana Gioia, called it "the most ambitious poem in the whole contest." The poem will be published on the New York Encounter website next month.

WisebloodBooks: Thrilled to see these new reviews of The Catholic Writer Today & Other Essays by Dana Gioia:

irjohnso: Come join us next Saturday in Sonoma for a reading featuring Dana Gioia, Terry Ehret and myself. Thank you Maya Khosla for organizing this wonderful event!

AmicableFogey: “New Year’s” by Dana Gioia

chaven: Happy New Year’s to all – from the Book Haven! | The Book Haven (And remembering those who were not brought along...) A poem from Dana Gioia for the occasion

WarNuse: Dana James Boente. 18 U.S. Code § 2382 - Misprision Of Treason 18 U.S. Code § 2383 - Rebellion Or Insurrection 18 U.S. Code § 2384 - Seditious Conspiracy 18 U.S. Code § 2385 - Advocating Overthrow Of Government

RLSCHMALTZ: Reading this leaves a mark. The sense of a specter who has lost a body yet in possession of a series of senses is caught in a wood land. Dana Gioia, All Souls; ‘The Gods of Winter’ (1991)

chaven: Happy birthday to Dana Gioia! Born this day, Christmas Eve, in Hawthorne, California.

PoetryTrails: So much of what we live goes on inside— The diaries of grief, the tongue-tied aches Of unacknowledged love are no less real For having passed unsaid. What we conceal Is always more than what we dare confide. Think of the letters that we write our dead. — Dana Gioia, Unsaid

Book_Addict: Happy birthday to writer and poet Dana Gioia (December 24,1950), author of "Interrogations at Noon” (2001) et al.

beck_aunt: Poet, critic, professor, advocate and, yes, for a memorable stretch, the General Foods marketing executive tasked with stemming Jell-O’s decline, Dana Gioia has lived an extraordinary life.

tavenetis: Dana Gioia on the late Scott Timberg: a bitter symbol for those who have been marginalized by our “creative culture.”

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A. E. Housman Poem
White In The Moon The Long Road Lies
 by A. E. Housman

White in the moon the long road lies,
The moon stands blank above;
White in the moon the long road lies
That leads me from my love.

Still hangs the hedge without a gust,
Still, still the shadows stay:
My feet upon the moonlit dust
...

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