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Ricochet: The Learning Curve: Acclaimed Poet & Former NEA Chairman Dana Gioia on Poetry & Arts Education (S1E37)

somequotesbot: "To speak from a particular place and time is not provincialism but part of a writer’s identity." - Dana Gioia

EWTNVatican: Dana Gioia says: ‘Solitude and reflection … will change lives.’

debbieharris1: Online Conversation | Poetry and Beauty in Solitude with Dana Gioia

helensung: Today is the release of my new album "Sung With Words", a jazz song cycle collaboration with renowned poet, Dana Gioia! Check out this video of one of the tracks, "Pity the Beautiful", below. The full album can be purchased here:

__why_so_blue: How many voices have i escaped today, the venting furnace, the floorboards underfoot, the steady accusations of the clock numbering the minutes no one will mark. The terrible clarity this moment brings, the useless insight, the unbroken dark. — Dana Gioia

thedarkhorsemag: Plus essays on him by Jay Parini & James McGonigal + interview by me. Dedicatory poems from Peter Porter, Peter Redgrove & others. Other fine things—Dana Gioia on Hudson Review Founding Editor Frederick Morgan’s poetry, Hayden Murphy on a Kavanagh biog. 2/3

wallrasa: Conversations with Dana Gioia

wallrasa: Read this: John Zheng talks with Dana Gioia.

thedarkhorsemag: A glimpse of Robert Frost in New Hampshire, winter 1916; Dana Gioia on public poetry in times of national crisis. 2/3

tedgioia: This photo shows how frugal my family is with names—from L to R: my brother Dana (full name Michael Dana Gioia), his son Ted, my father Michael, my son Mickey, me, and my nephew Mike. That's 6 of us, but we only need 2 names for the group. This is how Sicilian families economize.

ae_stallings: A sharply-focused portrait, studded with anecdote, of a fine and original poet (and sometimes prickly personality), Robert Mezey, by Dana Gioia (h/t Charlotte Innes):

schmidt_reads: "The Angel with the Broken Wing" by Gioia, Dana

JDCH52: Poetry and Beauty in Solitude, with Dana Gioia

VermaPrasanta: Pardon me, pilgrim by Dana Gioia Pardon me, pilgrim. I forgot your name When you arrived last night at our front door, A baneful vagrant from the stormy skies, Your broad wings marked with two ferocious eyes.

dkeaneGSU: "The End of the World" by Dana Gioia

PoetryLA: The Huntington Library Acquires the Papers of Poet Dana Gioia

finebooks: The Huntington Acquires the Papers of Poet Dana Gioia

ArtandDesignKSD: News Release - The Huntington Acquires the Papers of Dana Gioia, Former California Poet Laureate and Chair of the National Endowment of the Arts | The Huntington

MrBryceTaylor: April 19 Dana Gioia I like all poems with storms and rain

sarahgperry1: deluded by the strange equations of the light (Dana Gioia)

rm_haines_: PETRARCH’S SONNETS, by Steve Bannon (Graywolf, 2023; with commentary by Dana Gioia)

huhhowdoidothis: Broke: "We'd like to thank you for coming to this collaborative discussion by poet Dana Gioia's son and brother" Woke: "Thank you for coming to our Teds Talk"

PoetryTrails: The room smells like a funeral, but there they sit, too much at home, accusing us of some small crime, like love forgotten, and we can't throw out a gift we've never owned. — Dana Gioia; Thanks for Remembering Us from Daily Horoscope

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.

anewdecameron: Tomorrow: Dana Gioia reads to you.

anewdecameron: A taste of what's to come here in the coming weeks Readings from: Dana Gioia Rosanne Cash Julian Rankin Rob Kutner Carey Wallace Kurt Andersen Jessica Mesman Maurice Manning Richard Bausch Stacy Mattingly Daniel Wallace Maggie Smith John Paul White & more

matthewwmason: I feel like Dana Gioia cd make something of this article, as a discovered surrealist poem: There is real menace in the milk, if the dairyman is bearded. In the 1890s, nurses started shaving patients’ beards. For there is real menace in the milk, if the dairyman is bearded...

Dunce_Scotus: Always worth revisiting: Dana Gioia – The Catholic Writer Today

matthewwmason: 18/31 In a more popular idiom, Dana Gioia urges us to Pity the Beautiful, given where their lives will end:

summerdusk13: I love The Daily Poem | Dana Gioia's "Words", let's play it!

ablemuse: New ABLE MUSE, Winter 2019/20 is here! With Tribute to Timothy Murphy special feature (guest-edited by Richard Wakefield); Includes 2019 Write Prize winning stories & poems--with work from Dana Gioia, A.E. Stallings, Timothy Steele, & more! ... go to:

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.

webulite: The Daily Poem - Dana Gioia's "Words"

somequotesbot: "We are not as we were. Death has been our pentecost." - Dana Gioia

JMWSPT: My Kings College/First Things event with Jessica Hooten Wilson and Dana Gioia has been postponed until the fal...

JMWSPT: Writers, your attention please. Announcing the CSI Dana Gioia Fellowship in Poetry - The Colosseum Institute

firstthingsmag: Poet Dana Gioia examines the idea of Beauty in both its secular and sacred dimensions.

JMWSPT: In case you were wondering . . . 'Who is James Matthew Wilson? Dana Gioia Speaks' on Benedict XVI Institute website

intothefuture45: Lovely short film by the poet Dana Gioia on beauty and why it makes life worth living

Mrkalman: Announcing the CSI Dana Gioia Fellowship in Poetry - The Colosseum Institute

paracletepress: Contemporary culture has discarded the concept of beauty in both art and philosophy. It's not a word much used nowadays, even by art critics, except ironically. The absence of beauty as a positive concept has left a hole in our thinking...Dana Gioia—Beauty

tedgioia: Announcing the CSI Dana Gioia Fellowship in Poetry.

realDonaldTrump: Dana, you are the real deal!

JMWSPT: Announcing the CSI Dana Gioia Fellowship in Poetry

JimInfantine: "Beauty will save the world" | Why Beauty Matters by Dana Gioia | First Things Media

JMWSPT: Join us for "The Future of Literature: James Matthew Wilson and Dana Gioia"

HorcherF: Keats, Plato and Hume, Oscar Wilde, Dostoyevsky - a shocking team of players? (chosen by Dana Gioia, poet, to defend the claim that beauty matters.) Listen to find out why and how!

MFFables: This features a visual essay presenting the ideas of acclaimed poet DANA GIOIA

mark_bauerlein: A fantastic discussion of beauty by Dana Gioia

firstthingsmag: Join First Things and The King’s College for a panel discussion on “The Future of Literature,” featuring James Matthew Wilson, Jessica Hooten Wilson, and Dana Gioia.

sr_petra_clare: Beauty is a Name of God. Why Beauty Matters | by Dana Gioia | Media | First Things

SAU_English: Watch this video. Then get excited for Dana Gioia’s visit to campus this November.

firstthingsmag: Dana Gioia demonstrates that the rehabilitation of beauty as both a concept and a value is necessary to rebuild our culture.

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.”

jonmsweeney: Dana Gioia: "It is time to experiment, time to leave the well-ordered but stuffy classroom, time to restore a vulgar vitality to poetry and unleash the energy now trapped in the subculture."

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

chaven: How the "gig economy" kills: Dana Gioia on cultural journalist Scott Timberg, who killed himself last week. "Despite his immense productivity, he struggled to earn a living for himself and his family."

jesuserro: Marked as to-read: The Art of the Short Story by Dana Gioia

WoodburyU: Looking back: Watch acclaimed writer, poet and critic, Dana Gioia, give the keynote address at the College of Liberal Art's Page and Stage Conference in October

richbri: “I write according to a simple, five-step plan—anxiety, delay, avoidance, despair, and then a little work. Each night I plan to reform my terrible habits. The next morning I go through the same process. But things get done.”

WoodburyU: Looking back: Watch acclaimed writer, poet and critic, Dana Gioia, give the keynote address at the College of Liberal Art's Page and Stage Conference in October

KarenContos: 5 of 5 stars to The Art of the Short Story by Dana Gioia

JPBehrens: 3 of 5 stars to The Art of the Short Story by Dana Gioia

XOAN50: // You are a language I have learned by heart. Dana Gioia, from “Marriage of Many Years,” 99 Poems (Graywolf Press, 2016) | art: L’Amore - Galileo Chini, 1919, Italian,

sherlyholmes: “Los Angeles After The Rain” by Dana Gioia

hellojaekim: And memory insists on pining For places it never went, As if life would be happier Just by being different. From “Summer Storm” by Dana Gioia

vickimiko: Thanks For Remembering Us, by Dana Gioia - Poem 048 | Poetry 180: A Poem a Day "The room smells like a funeral, but there they sit, too much at home, accusing us of some small crime, like love forgotten, and we can't throw out a gift we've never owned."

Arts4mc: Poetry Out Loud Founder, Dana Gioia says, "[Poetry Out Loud] Is one of the most important arts education events in America." About California Poetry Out Loud:

catholicthing: Prayer at Winter Solstice by Dana Gioia

DantalionJones: Interrogations at Noon: Poems: Winner of the American Book Award Dana Gioia, an…



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