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Can Poetry Matter?: Essays on Poetry and American Culture
Can Poetry Matter?: Essays on Poetry and American Culture by Dana Gioia 1555973701 9781555973704
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Can Poetry Matter?: Essays on Poetry and American Culture by Dana Gioia

In 1991, Dana Gioias provocative essay Can Poetry Matter? was published in theAtlantic Monthly, and received more public response than any other piece in the magazines history. In his book, Gioia more fully addressed the question: Is there a place for poetry to be part of modern American mainstream culture? Ten years later, the debate is as lively and heated as ever. Graywolf is pleased to re-issue this highly acclaimed collection in a handsome new edition, which includes a new Introduction by distinguished critic and poet, Dana Gioia. An acclaimed poet, essayist, anthologist, BBC commentator, and critic,Dana Gioiais the author ofInterrogations at Noon, a collection of poems that received the American Book Award, andNosferatu, a libretto. He was recently nominated to be Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts and lives in Santa Rosa, California, with his family. National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist When it was originally published in theAtlantic Monthlyin 1991, Gioias landmark article Can Poetry Matter? received more public response than any other piece in the magazines history. This provocative essay collection, a contemporary classic now appearing in a special tenth-anniversary edition and featuring a new Introduction by the author, addresses more fully Gioias key question: Is there a place for poetry in modern American mainstream culture? This book is destined to be a classic.Michael J. Bugeja,Columbus Dispatch Gioia is an engaged, thoroughgoing, enthusiastic reader, one who infuses us with his passion for poetry. If youre an educated general reader, and you read only one book about contemporary poetry, this should be that book.Ray Olson,Booklist No one, I think, has written with greater clarity or greater poignancyor with a greater sense of urgency, eitherabout the subculture in which the art of poetry is still confined.Hilton Kramer,The New Criterion Can Poetry Matter?is an important book, and anyone who professes to care about the state of American poetry will have to take it into account.World Literature Today This book is destined to be a classic.Michael J. Bugeja,Columbus Dispatch

Author: Dana Gioia

Language: English

Edition: 10 Anv

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 256

Publisher: Graywolf Press

Publication Date: 2002-09-01

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