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eBook Barrier of a Common Language: An American Looks at Contemporary British Poetry (Poets on Poetry) ePub

by Michael Dana Gioia

  • ISBN: 047209582X
  • Category: History and Criticism
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Michael Dana Gioia
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press (October 27, 2003)
  • Pages: 108
  • ePub book: 1677 kb
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Writes Gioia, Toda. ost American readers are not only unfamiliar with current British poetry, but modestly proud of the fact. They do not dissemble, but urbanely flourish their ignorance as an indisputable sign of discrimination.

Winner of the American Book Award, Gioia is internationally recognized for .

Winner of the American Book Award, Gioia is internationally recognized for his role in reviving rhyme, meter, and narrative in contemporary poetry.

Gioia ignited a national debate on the relevance of poetry in 1991 when he published an essay in the Atlantic titled "Can Poetry Matter?"

Essays on Poetry and American Culture (Graywolf, 1992), was a finalist for the National Book Critics Award in Criticism.

Essays on Poetry and American Culture (Graywolf, 1992), was a finalist for the National Book Critics Award in Criticism.

Michael Dana Gioia is an American writer, critic and poet. He retired early from his career as a corporate executive at General Foods to write full-time. From January 29, 2003, until January 22, 2009, he was chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the . government's arts agency, and has worked to revitalize an organization that had suffered bitter controversies about the nature of grants to artists in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Dana Gioia, American poet, poetry and music critic, and former corporate vice president of General Foods best .

Dana Gioia, American poet, poetry and music critic, and former corporate vice president of General Foods best known for his critical essay ‘Can Poetry Matter?’ and for his arts activism. As a poet, he was associated with New Formalism. Learn more about Gioia’s life and career. He also wrote such opera librettos as Nosferatu (1998) and Tony Caruso’s Final Broadcast (2008).

Michael Dana Gioia (born December 24, 1950) is an American poet, writer, and literary critic. Gioia retired early from his career as a corporate executive at General Foods to write full-time. government arts agency, and has worked to revitalize an organization that had suffered bitter controversies about the nature of grants to artists in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

The latest offering in the Poets on Poetry series from acclaimed poet, critic, and National Endowment for the Arts' chairman Dana Gioia, Barrier of a Common Language collects essays on British poets and poetry spanning the past two decades.Gioia ignited a national debate on the relevance of poetry in 1991 when he published an essay in the Atlantic titled "Can Poetry Matter?" The essay was expanded into a book of the same name and went on to become one of the best-selling books of contemporary poetry criticism in the 1990s.In Barrier of a Common Language Gioia addresses the current disconnect between British and American poetry, the result of America's growing postwar self-sufficiency in its intellectual concerns and concomitant patronizing attitude toward Britain. Writes Gioia, "Today . . . most American readers are not only unfamiliar with current British poetry, but modestly proud of the fact. They do not dissemble, but urbanely flourish their ignorance as an indisputable sign of discrimination."Whether British poetry ever regains the importance in Anglo-American literary traditions it had fifty years ago, Gioia believes, will depend on the quality of service it receives from critics, poets, editors, and anthologists who alone can make it accurately heard and understood.Poet, critic, and acclaimed author of Can Poetry Matter? Dana Gioia is one of America's leading contemporary men of letters. Winner of the American Book Award, Gioia is internationally recognized for his role in reviving rhyme, meter, and narrative in contemporary poetry.