Pity the Beautiful

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Price
$16.00  $14.88
Publisher
Graywolf Press
Publish Date
Pages
88
Dimensions
5.55 X 8.99 X 0.27 inches | 0.29 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781555976132
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About the Author

Dana Gioia is the former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, and currently serves as the Judge Widney Professor of Poetry and Public Culture at the University of Southern California. He lives in Washington, DC.

Reviews

"In his best poems, Gioia rises to the occasion of all great poetry: to immortalize our experience by submitting it to the test of tradition and inspiration." --Thomas D'Evelyn, The Christian Science Monitor

"Gioia concerns himself with every aspect of his craft: its traditions, its movements toward and away from rhyme and meter, and its ancient roots in the sound of the human voice . . . Gioia is clearly a poet whose words are heard, whose positions ignite debate, whose work constantly and unflinchingly searches out new ways to counter what he calls 'our sentimental, upbeat age.'" --from the American Book Award citation for Interrogations at Noon

"Dana Gioia's poems always reveal his narrative ease and naturalness of diction; he's partly an old-fashioned storyteller and partly a metaphysical poet of reflection and devotion. From his very first book, which was published twenty-five years ago, he's always been considered one of this country's most accomplished formal masters." --David St. John