Gioia is a wonderful poet. If you haven't experienced his writing - I recommend you do!Published 3 months ago by Elizabeth Vrenios
Pity The Beautiful, Where’s the Pulitzer?
With Pity The Beautiful, Dana Gioia leaps into the front rank of American poets, in my view. Read more
Boo. If you're into neoformalist poetry and/or like to be preached to you'll dig it. It's all very skillfully done of course. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Travis
Gioia's work is a remarkably beautiful masterpiece. Often the commonplace masks the beauty of his words. But he constantly amazes.Published 9 months ago by Davey Jones
It is exciting to find such high quality poetry of such wide ranging beauty and wit. Every poem is a surprise. Exquisite and unforgettable.Published 13 months ago by Beverley R. Enright
This may be Gioia's best book so far. Without making a false step, these poems quietly and modestly make the case for Gioia is a major neo-classist poet in the vein of such... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Music Maniac
These poems are very nearly perfect. Deeply rooted both in tradition and in his own place and time, the formal poems are effortlessly fluid and the free verse is measured and... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Elena Johnston
Gloia is not an abtuse language poet. He tells stories in his poems. I bought this book
to give a rational poet my dollars. Read more
Listening to NPR in the car on Thanksgiving Day 2012, Mr. Gioia read 'Prayer at Winter Solstice' and gave a perspective on being thankful that I'd never conceived of. Read morePublished on December 24, 2012 by Rob W.