Dana Gioia

Dana Gioia is the poet laureate of California and the former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. He studied with Elizabeth Bishop at Harvard.

Journey to Nowhere

A very short excerpt from a poem-in-progress

by Dana Gioia | Monday, June 03, 2019

Back From Oblivion

A writer who refused to live in a world robbed of meaning

by Dana Gioia | Monday, June 05, 2017

“Time to Plant Tears”

An intimate biography of one of the 20th century’s great poets

by Dana Gioia | Monday, March 06, 2017