How might the arts, music or poetry speak to economics, technology, science, or politics? Dana Gioia, Judge Widney Professor of Poetry and Public Culture and past Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, will explore with students the intersecting linguistic pathways of art with everything else.
Dana Gioia holds the Judge Widney Professor of Poetry and Public Culture at the University of Southern California. Professor Gioia is the former Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts and is an internationally acclaimed and award-winning poet. His poetry collection, Interrogations at Noon, won the 2002 American Book Award. A true polymath, Professor Gioia has also written an opera.