46 minutes | Apr 17th 2019

25: Dana Gioia, Poetry, and the Accessibility of the Arts

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In our final episode of our mini series "On My Bookshelf," Jules interviews one of the most influential figures in the American arts scene: Dana Gioia. Mr. Gioia has spent his professional life attempting to bring the arts back into the lives of everyday Americans, including as an award-winning poet, serving as the head of the National Endowment for the Arts, and ending his career as the current Poet Laurette of the state of California. He is a man of deep faith and love for the Church, and I was thrilled to speak with him about the necessity of Beauty as a means of drawing others into the love of God. 

Music for Today's Episode:

Pity the Beautiful

Words by Dana Gioia, music by Helen Sung. 

© 2018 Co-producded by Helen Sung and Daryl Harper. As recorded on Sung with Words. All rights reserved. Used by permission. http://www.helensung.com/discography.html#top

Check out Dana Gioia's new book! 

https://www.wisebloodbooks.com/store/c4/Wiseblood_Essays_.html


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