(Michael) Dana Gioia Biography

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Among the poets of the New Formalism, none has been more active as a force of organization and encouragement than Dana Gioia. Amid the chorus of New Formalist poets, Gioia's voice has been one of the clearest and most profound; he communicates with beauty, grace, and engagement the importance of prosody in the expression of the contemporary idiom. His three principal collections of poetry, Daily Horoscope (1982), The Gods of Winter (1991), and Interrogations at Noon (2001) are significant contributions not only to the renewal of formal and narrative poetry in America but also to the contemporary English-language idiom. The Gods of Winter was chosen as a "Main Selection" of the Poetry Book Society of Great Britain--recognition that his talents among his contemporaries are held in the highest esteem. Interrogations at Noon brought Gioia an American Book Award for poetry in 2002. Nonetheless, Gioia's poetry has often been overshadowed by the critical...

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