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by X. Kennedy; Dana Gioia; Dan Stone


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  • Title Backpack Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing
  • Author X. Kennedy; Dana Gioia; Dan Stone
  • Binding Paperback
  • Pages 1296
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Pearson
  • Illustrated Yes
  • ISBN 9780134756790 / 0134756797
  • Library of Congress subjects Literature
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 2018042232
  • Dewey Decimal Code 808.8

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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 The New Yorker, were first collected in Nude Descending a Staircase (1961). Since then, he has published 7 more collections, including a volume of new and selected poems in 2007, several widely adopted literature and writing textbooks and 17 books for children, including 2 novels. He has taught at Michigan, North Carolina (Greensboro), California (Irvine), Wellesley, Tufts and Leeds. Cited in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations and reprinted in some 200 anthologies, his verse has brought him a Guggenheim fellowship, a Lamont Award, a Los Angeles Times Book Prize, an award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, an Aiken-Taylor prize 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 5 books and 5 children.

Dana Gioia is 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. ("Not many poets have a Stanford MBA, thank goodness!") After years of writing and reading late in the evenings after work, he quit a vice presidency to write and teach. He has published 4 collections of poetry, Daily Horoscope (1986), The Gods of Winter (1991), Interrogations at Noon (2001), which won the American Book Award, Pity the Beautiful (2012) and 3 critical volumes, including Can Poetry Matter? (1992), an influential study of poetry's place in contemporary America. Gioia has taught at Johns Hopkins, Sarah Lawrence, Wesleyan (Connecticut), Mercer and Colorado College. From 2003 to 2009 he served as the Chairman of the National Endowment 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 US reading. He is currently the Judge Widney Professor of Poetry and Public Culture at the University of Southern California. (The surname Gioia is pronounced JOY-A. As some of you may have already guessed, gioia is the Italian word for "joy.")

Dan Stone worked for many years as a program manager and documentary producer at the National Endowment for the Arts, during which time he wrote, recorded and produced nearly 30 radio documentaries on classic American novels for the Big Read, interviewing more than 200 prominent writers, actors, artists, musicians and public figures. While at the NEA, Stone helped create Poetry Out Loud, the popular national high school recitation contest, and he produced educational and audio programming for the initiatives Shakespeare in American Communities and NEA Jazz Masters. He studied poetry at Colorado College and received an MFA in fiction from Boston University, and he has taught middle school, high school and college. With Dana Gioia, Stone edited Penguin's 100 Great Poets of the English Language. His most recent book, How Money Became Dangerous, is about the modern evolution of Wall Street and the financial services industry. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of Radio Silence, a magazine of literature and rock 'n' roll. For City Arts & Lectures and NPR, he has conducted lengthy stage conversations with Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith, George Saunders and Elvis Costello. Stone owns an establishment near his home in Oakland, California, called North Light, which serves as a bookstore, record store, restaurant and caf.

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