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Dana Gioia

Dana Gioia is a poet and critic. He has published five full-length collections of verse, most recently 99 Poems: New & Selected , which won the Poets' Prize as the best new book of the year. His third collection, Interrogations at Noon , was awarded the American Book Award. An influential critic, Gioia's controversial volume, Can Poetry Matter? was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. The book is credited with helping revive the role of poetry in American public culture....See more