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Sunday, March 09, 2003

Maybe it is time to give the other side a chance to have a say. We are not likely to find anything that is entertaining as well as good valid criticism of poetry and poets but this might be good background.

Playbill News: Poet-Librettist-Translator Dana Gioia Confirmed as ... - ... Poet-Librettist-Translator Dana Gioia Confirmed as NEA Chairman By Robert Simonson 30 Jan 2003. Dana Gioia, President George W. Bush's ...

You may know about his essay, originally published in The Atlantic Monthly, May 1991
“Can Poetry Matter?” from Gioia's own web site.

Listen to his comments about what has happen since then.
Interview with Dana Gioia by NPR on “the Connection,” WBUR, Boston

On my side of street I am spending some time on the influence of John Ruskin on contemporary social, artistic and political life. Try RUSKIN, TURNER AND THE PRE-RAPHAELITES for a preview of what I will talking and writing about for a while.


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