My Chat with the Chairman of the NEA

In the new issue of Response, you'll find an article about, and an interview with, the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, Dana Gioia. (There are two separate links on that page, so check out both of them.)Plus, this issue includes my commentary on films about cloning... … [Read more...]

Add Another Fellow to My List of Heroes

In the last month I've:read up on the life of Dana Gioia, perused his poetry, shouted "Amen!" over and over again while reading his book Can Poetry Matter?, and interviewed him twice.I've got to say that he's becoming one of my heroes. He's about as qualified an individual as you'll find on the planet to head up the National Endowment for the Arts. He's doing a fine job. … [Read more...]