Ticked off enough to make an appearance...
Does Dana Gioia matter? Obviously more than we know...
An alert Cave Canem alum spotted this in the big man's bio--
"An influential critic as well, Gioia's 1991 book 'Can Poetry
Matter?', which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle
Award, is credited with reinvigorating the role of poetry in
contemporary American culture and giving rise to popular poetry
movements such as poetry slams and cowboy poetry."
Is that true? Did Dana Gioia's lofty 1991 tome miraculously give birth to slams that I participated in four years earlier?
Wow. He's magic.
Patricia Smith has been called “a testament to the power of words to change lives.” She is the author of seven books of poetry, including Incendiary Art (2017); Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah (2012), which won the Lenore Marshall Prize from the Academy of American Poets; Blood Dazzler (2008), a chronicle...