Can Poetry Matter?
Essays on Poetry and American Culture
ISBN10: 1555973701 ISBN13: 9781555973704 Publisher: Graywolf Pr Published: Sep 1 2002 Pages: 272 Weight: 0.85lbs. Height: 8.50" Width: 6.00" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
In 1991, Dana Gioia's provocative essay "Can Poetry Matter?" was published in the Atlantic Monthly, and received more public response than any other piece in the magazine's history. In his book, Gioia more fully addressed the question: Is there a place for poetry to be part of modern American mainstream culture? Ten years later, the debate is as lively and heated as ever. Graywolf is pleased to re-issue this highly acclaimed collection in a handsome new edition, which includes a new Introduction by distinguished critic and poet, Dana Gioia.