Dana Gioia Selected for the Aiken Taylor award in modern poetry
Dana Gioia's poem "Prayer" set to music by Morten Lauridsen, and performed by the Wartburg Choir.
Read Dana gioia's essay "The Catholic Writer Today," published in First Things.
PIty the Beautiful is the long-awaited fourth collection of poems by Dana Gioia. Read poems from the collection here.
Selected reviews of Pity The Beautiful:
Ann Applegarth, “A Poet Reflects on Our Times,” The Catholic World Report. [PDF]
Ned Balbo, “The Two Dana Gioias,” Italian Americana. [PDF]
Susan Balee, “Dana Gioia, An Acknowledged Legislator of the Word,” Wild River Review. [PDF]
Bruce Bawer, "The Flaneur, the Chemist, and the Chairman," The Hudson Review. [PDF]
David Bowles "TOP SHELF: Imperfection as our native speech," The Monitor.
Bruce Jacobs, “Pity the Beautiful,” Shelf Awareness. [PDF]
David Lehman, “The Businessman, the Statesman, and the Poet,” The Best American Poetry. [PDF]
Angela Alaimo O'Donnell, "Redemption Songs," America. [PDF]
Ray Olson, “Pity the Beautiful,” Booklist. [PDF]
David J. Rothman, "Pity the Beautiful: Dana Gioia's well-crafted poems of the passionate inner life." Philadelphia Inquirer.
Tamsin Smith, “Hot Ice and Wondrous Strange Snow,” Huffington Post. [PDF]
Tony Caruso's Final Broadcast
Tony Caruso's Final Broadcast: Opera in ten short scenes on a libretto by Dana Gioia, released by Naxos. "Best New One Act Opera" (Winner of the National Opera Association's Competition). Now available on Amazon.
Poetry Daily Interview with Dana Gioia
On the creation of Poetry Out Loud."Do I remember particular performances? Absolutely!"
"Reading and Civic Engagement"
Dana Gioia discusses the results of the NEA's research on reading. Produced as part of the Song of a Citizen video op-ed series.