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Pity the Beautiful The Long Awaited Fourth Collection By One Of America S Foremost Poets O Lord Of Indirection And Ellipses,ignore Our Prayers Deliver Us From Distraction.Slow Our Heartbeat To A Cricket S Call From Prophecy Pity The Beautiful Is Dana Gioia S First New Poetry Book In Over A Decade Its Emotional Revelations And Careful Construction Are Hard Won, Inventive, And Resilient These New Poems Show Gioia S Craftsmanship At Its Finest, Its Most Mature, As They Make Music, Crack Wise, Remember The Dead, And In A Long, Central Poem Even Tell Ghost Stories.

10 thoughts on “Pity the Beautiful

  1. says:

    I bought this poetry book from a second hand bookshop a few weeks ago It s my first Dana Gioia poetry book and in the spirit of full disclosure, I must admit this is the first time I encountered his name So I delved in with no expectations whatsoever All I can say is that, after reading, I thank my lucky stars I picked up this book randomly and decided to purchase it after a few moments of hesitation His poems in this book are a wonderful mix of emotionally packed texts and wisdom laden p I bought this poetry book from a second hand bookshop a few weeks ago It s my fi...

  2. says:

    English major, and I have a confession I hate most poetry written in the last 100 years I don t hate this In fact, I think it s awesome Savor it.

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    This is a beautiful collection with some truly extraordinary poems I have been a fan of Gioia ever since encountering his verse for the first time I love his dialog with form and forms as he works through rhyme and meter in a way most modern poets refuse to do, except to begin that way and then seek to turn it inside out, destroy it, underline the rhythm, the consistency.There were many standouts for me in this collection Majority is a beautiful, tragic poem reflecting on the loss of an inf This is a beautiful collection with some truly extraordinary poems I have been a fan of Gioia ever since encountering his verse for the first time I love his dialog with form and forms as he works through rhyme and meter in a way most modern poets refuse to do, except to begin that way and then seek to turn it inside out, destroy it, underline the rhythm, the consistency.There were many standouts for me in this collection Majority is a beautiful, tragic poem reflecting on the loss of an infant son on what would have been his twenty first birthday Autumn Inaugural deals with Autumn of course and the return to school Reunion speaks the hard truth of memory to the sentimental vision that often accompanies a reunion of which group doesn t really matter here Shopping is a wise and clever send up of materialism I m not sure what Prayer at Winter Solstice is, other than bright, and beautiful, and excellent The Seven Deadly Sins was quite clever and snarkily ...

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    I received my copy of the book through the FirstReads program.Even though they say a poet is his own worst critic, that often appears not to be the case Poetry as a genre is very easy to criticize The formation, the metaphors, the context of each piece can either resound within a reader, or be rejected by them Every poem s meaning is changed when another new reader absorbs the words There is no one right answer.That being said, the poems within Pity the Beautiful Poems are certainly worthy I received my copy of the book through the FirstReads program.Even though they say a poet is his own worst critic, that often appears not to be the case Poetry as a genre is very easy to criticize The formation, the metaphors, the context of each piece can either resound within a reader, or be rejected by them Every poem s meaning is changed when another new reader absorbs the words There is no one right answer.That being said, the poems within Pity the Beautiful Poems are certainly worthy of praise instead of critique While the language is not necessarily flowery or complex, the images it creates are But what astounds methan the vocabulary of his work is the topics or subjec...

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    A TOP SHELF review, originally published in the June 13, 2013 edition of The MonitorImperfection as Our Native SpeechPoet Dana Gioia is a former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts and noted proponent of the New Formalism that would rescue poetry from the remote hinterlands of ivory tower academe and put it back in the people s hands Last year, Graywolf Press released his first new collection of verse inthan a decade, a slim but powerful volume infused with melancholy and hope A TOP SHELF review, originally published in the June 13...

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    Because it s Dana Gioia, we expectFirst, the cover is badly done Come on, it s Dana Gioia and it s from Graywolf The design looks very amateurish to me, as if I was holding a book of a self published author who just has his work produced with POD Though the image the amputated angel on the cover echoes a poem in the book The Angel with the Broken Wing , the overall stylistics is a fail Then, the content Most poems in Pity the Beauti...

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    A favorite AUTUMN INAUGURAL I.There will always be those who reject ceremony,Who claim that resolution requires no fanfare,Those who demand the spirit stay fixedLike a desert saint, fed only on faith,To worship in no temple but the weather.There will always be the austere onesWho mount denial s shaky ladderTo drape the statues or whitewash the frescoed wall,As if the still star of painted plasterPraised creation less than the evening s original.And they are right Symbols betray us.They are alwa A favorite AUTUMN INAUGURAL I.There will always be those who reject ceremony,Who claim that resolution requires no fanfare,Those who demand the spirit stay fixedLike a desert saint, fed only on faith,To worship in no temple but the wea...

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    I have readpoetry recently the rich lines of Tomas Transtormer, Christian Wiman, and Scott Cairns have given much thoughtful pleasure But I find myself most taken by Dan Gioia s recent poetry, Pity the Beautiful Perhaps it is because we are nearly the same age, but reading poems like Reunion or The Road seemed as if the poet had heard the utterances of my heart and had placed them in sensical order I am not a poetry expert or critic I read poetry because I love words that connec I have readpoetry recently the rich lines of Tomas Transtormer, Christian Wiman, and Scott Cairns have given much thoughtful pleasure But I find myself most taken by Dan Gioia s recent poetry, Pity the Beautiful Perhaps it is because we are nearly the same age, but reading poems like Reunion or The Road seemed as if the poet had heard the utterances of my heart and had placed them in sensical ...

  9. says:

    Really enjoyed this collection overall, especially his poem Autumnal Inauguration, on the power of symbolism and ritual and faith Some poems left me cold, not because they weren t quality poems, but I just didn t resonate with them, especially some of th...

  10. says:

    Lovely, classically written poetry, Gioia writes of love, of the death of an infant son, and of past loves All are portrayed with exquisite language that makes you wish you d been a past love of his just so that he d have written a great poem about you.

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