I don't know of any direct family connection to Dana Gioia, but who knows, we may be linked through Italian ancestors!
His poetry is beautiful and his artistic journey somewhat unusual as he worked for many years as a high level business executive writing poems at night before leaving corporate culture for words. (See him reads his works on
What: Evening of Poetry and Conversation
Who: Dana Gioia, California poet laureate, Maw Shein Win, El Cerrito poet laureate, and local Poetry Out Loud student champions Kiara Chatman and Camila Morales-Jimenez.
6:30 p.m., Thursday,
Where: El Cerrito Library, 6510 Stockton Avenue
Hosted by the El Cerrito Arts and Culture Commission. Light refreshments.
Check here, for a list of El Cerrito's other centennial year events.
I hope you'll join me at this event for some literary fun!
|Maw Shein Win