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April 20, 2017
6:30 PM
El Cerrito Library
6510 Stockton Ave.
El Cerrito, CA 94530
Photo of Dana Gioia, California Poet Laureate
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Dana Gioia Poetry Reading

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Poetry reading & conversation with California’s Poet Laureate, Dana Gioia and other special guests.

ABOUT DANA: Dana Gioia is Poet Laureate of California. An internationally recognized poet and critic, he is the author of five collections of poetry, including Interrogations at Noon (2001), which won the American Book Award, and 99 Poems: New & Selected (2016). His critical collections include Can Poetry Matter? (1992), which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Award. He has written three opera libretti and edited twenty literary anthologies. He has been awarded 11 honorary doctorates. He is the Judge Widney Professor of Poetry and Public Culture at the University of Southern California where he teaches each fall semester.

Visit his YouTube channel, Poetry Speaks to watch shorts videos of Dana Gioia reciting some of his poems.