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Dana Gioia

Dana Gioia

Michael Dana Gioia is an American poet and writer who also served as the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts.

During his lifetime, the poet Philip Larkin tried to manage his affairs, both personal and literary, mostly by saying no. A bachelor librarian who died...

The following is from our November issue. Forty-one symposium contributors were asked to respond to the question: Are you optimistic or pessimistic about America’s future? _____________ I...