On May 17, 2011 renowned poet and former National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Dana Gioia joined the Trinity Forum for an Evening Conversation at the University Club in Washington, DC.
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.