DANA GIOIA

 

Dana Gioia 

Wednesday, May 2, 7:00 p.m. 


Pity the Beautiful: Poems  

 

The long-awaited fourth collection by one of America's foremost poets 

O Lord of indirection and ellipses,
ignore our prayers. Deliver us from distraction.
Slow our heartbeat to a cricket's call.
--from “Prophecy” 

Pity the Beautiful is Dana Gioia's first new poetry book in over a decade. Its emotional revelations and careful construction are hard won, inventive, and resilient. These new poems show Gioia's craftsmanship at its finest, its most mature, as they make music, crack wise, remember the dead, and in a long, central poem even tell ghost stories.

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.

This event is FREE to the public. 

 
Event date: 
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
1010 El Camino Real
94025-4349 Menlo Park
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