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Backpack Literature : An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing

Kennedy, X. J.; Gioia, Dana

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Publisher: Pearson Education Canada
Publication Date: 2011

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X. J. Kennedy, after graduation from Seton Hall and Columbia, became a journalist second class in the Navy ("Actually, I was pretty eighth class"). His poems, some published in theNew Yorker, were first collected inNude Descending a Staircase(1961). Since then he has written six more collections, several widely adopted literature and writing textbooks, and seventeen books for children, including two novels. He has taught at Michigan, North Carolina (Greensboro), California (Irvine), Wellesley, Tufts, and Leeds. Cited inBartlettrs"s Familiar Quotationsand reprinted in some 200 anthologies, his verse has brought him a Guggenheim fellowship, a Lamont Award, aLos Angeles TimesBook Prize, an award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, an Aiken-Taylor prize, the Robert Frost Medal of the Poetry Society of America, and the Award for Poetry for Children from the National Council of Teachers of English. He now lives in Lexington, Massachusetts, where he and his wife Dorothy have collaborated on four books and five children. Dana Gioiais a poet, critic, and teacher. Born in Los Angeles of Italian and Mexican ancestry, he attended Stanford and Harvard before taking a detour into business. After years of writing and reading late in the evenings after work, he quit a corporate vice presidency to write. He has published four collections of poetry,Daily Horoscope(1986),The Gods of Winter(1991),Interrogations at Noon(2001), which won the American Book Award, andPity the Beautiful(2012); and three critical volumes, includingCan Poetry Matter? (1992), an influential study of poetryrs"s place in contemporary America. Gioia has taught at Johns Hopkins, Sarah Lawrence, Wesleyan (Connecticut), Mercer, and Colorado College. From 2003-2009 he served as the Chairman of the National Endowments for the Arts. At the NEA he created the largest literary programs in federal history, including Shakespeare in American Communities and Poetry Out Loud, the national high school poetry recitation contest. He also led the campaign to restore active literary reading by creating The Big Read, which helped reverse a quarter century of decline in U.S. reading. He is currently the Judge Widney Professor of Poetry and Public Culture at the University of Southern California.


 

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