Please join the Trinity Forum, Montgomery Bell Academy, and St. Paul Christian Academy on April 1 at Montgomery Bell Academy for an Evening Conversation with Dana Gioia! Dana will be speaking on "Why Beauty Matters: The Significance of Beauty in Art, Faith, and Politics."
Gioia is an internationally acclaimed poet and critic whose poetry volumes include Gods of Winter, Daily Horoscope, and Interrogations at Noon, which won the 2002 American Book Award. His work Can Poetry Matter? was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and is credited in helping revive the role of poetry in American culture. As Chairman of the NEA, Gioia strengthened national support for the arts and launched The Big Read, the largest literary program in American history, to promote understanding and appreciation of literature.
Gioia's many literary anthologies include Twentieth-Century American Poetry, 100 Great Poets of the English Language, The Longman Anthology of Short Fiction, Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama and Writing, and Literature for Life. His poems, translations, essays, and reviews have appeared in many magazines including The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Washington Post Book Worlds, The New York Times Book Review, Slate, and The Hudson Review.