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Dana Gioia, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, is an internationally acclaimed poet and critic. He is a best-selling anthologist whose poetry, essays, translations and criticism frequently appear in "The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Washington Post Book World" and "The New York Times Book Review." His publications include "Can Poetry Matter?: Essays on Poetry and American Culture" (Graywolf, 1991; 2001); "Interrogations at Noon" (2002), his third full-length collection of poems that won the American Book Award; and "Disappearing Ink: Poetry at the End of Print Culture" (Graywolf, 2004). He has taught as a visiting writer at Colorado College, Johns Hopkins University, Sarah Lawrence College, Mercer University and Wesleyan University. Gioia lives in Washington, D.C.