Huntington Library Acquires Acclaimed Poet’s Papers

Dana Gioia, a premier poet and essayist, recently had his papers acquired by The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens.

The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens has announced that it has acquired the papers of Dana Gioia, an internationally acclaimed poet and writer who served as the chair of the National Endowment for the Arts from 2003–09 and as the California Poet Laureate from 2015-19.
Having published poems for many years while working as a businessman, Gioia exploded onto the national poetry scene in 1991 with the publication of his provocative essay “Can Poetry Matter?” in The Atlantic. Continue reading “Huntington Library Acquires Acclaimed Poet’s Papers”