Gioia on Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

by Anna Blanch on June 8, 2010

Today I want to share an interview with Dana Gioia talking about the life and work of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and reading a poem inspired by the death of his wife, “The Cross of Snow”. This is volume 53 of the free Mars Hill Audio bonus tracks ! Here is the full list of free interviews.

Dana Gioia is Director of the Aspen Institute’s Harman-Eisner Program in the Arts, former Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts and an internationally acclaimed and award-winning poet. A native Californian of Italian and Mexican descent, Gioia (pronounced JOY-uh) received a B.A. and M.B.A. from Stanford University and an M.A. in Comparative Literature from Harvard University. He has also received ten honorary degrees. You can read more of his poetry at his website.

If you are interested this is a good reason to join the Emerging Scholars Network, which is free, because Mars Hill Audio offers all ESN members a substantial discount on new subscriptions for one year (six issues) of the Mars Hill Audio Journal in either format: cassette for $33, CD for $35, or $25 in MP3 format. (That comes to $5 to $13 off their usual rates, by the way.) Non-US residents receive this discount but will need to pay an extra shipping cost. Even before you subscribe, you can order a free demo CD or cassette or listen to several bonus interviews for free in MP3 format.

Anna M Blanch is founder of Goannatree, and a PhD student in the Institute of Theology, Imagination, and the Arts at St Mary’s College, University of St Andrews, Scotland.

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