Comments About Dana Gioia

Michael Walker 28 Aug 2019 07:25
'Twentieth-Century American Poetry', edited by Dana Gioia, with David Mason and Meg Schoerke. New York: McGraw-Hill,2004. A comprehensive, well-chosen anthology.
Michael Walker 26 Aug 2019 10:23
Dana Gioia was one of three editors of an anthology of modern American poetry, a book which I read more than once. I will add the anthology title tomorrow, can't remember it right now. Gioia's poems are full of original imagery, and not too long. They keep the reader's interest.
Jill Shilvock 26 Dec 2013 01:55
I have only read the poems listed here on PoemHunter of Dana Gioia - but that was enough to realize what a talented poet he is. I only wish I could write as well. His style is so natural and unforced, and he writes about seemingly unimportant things or hugely important ones and makes both leave a lasting impression upon his readers. When some-one says 'But I don't know what to write about' they should read Dana Gioia and find out that anything can be made the subject of a poem.
Bibhu Padhi 20 Dec 2013 09:23
Fantastic. The poems are so quiet- like the things they talk about. And, they fulfill my wish: poems have to be short and strong enough to hold the reader's attention. Congratulations and cheers!
Charlotte Peters Rock 20 Dec 2011 05:05
I have justread Dana Gioia's poem abut the flowers, called 'Thanks for remembering us' That is just what we feel - in ways that we cannot usually describe. Thank you
Abdallah Mpogole 05 Aug 2010 03:58
That's good Diana lets us mend this words to rule the world.