Dana Gioia provides his accounting of his work as California’s tenth Poet Laureate. Originally delivered to the California Senate Rules Committee, this interview accounts for Gioia’s understanding of how poetry and the arts can connect with ordinary Californians in collaborative ways. Additionally, Gioia’s poem, “A California Requiem,” accompanies the interview.
A Boom Interview with California’s Poet Laureate: With “A California Requiem”
Dana Gioia is the ex-chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts and Poet Laureate of California. He received an MA in comparative literature from Harvard University and has published five full-length collections of poetry between 1986 and 2016.
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Dana Gioia; A Boom Interview with California’s Poet Laureate: With “A California Requiem”. Boom 1 December 2016; 6 (4): 70–73. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.4.70
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