Crosscurrents: A Quarterly 8, no. 2 (1989). Special issue, “Expansionist Poetry: The New Formalism and the New Narrative.” A groundbreaking issue on the Expansive movement, with many essays essential to understanding the movement and Gioia. Gioia’s contribution is the narrative poem “The Homecoming.”
Feirstein, Frederick, ed. Expansive Poetry: Essays on the New Narrative and the New Formalism. Ashland, Oreg.: Story Line Press, 1989. This collection includes two of Gioia’s essays, “The Dilemma of the Long Poem” and “Notes on the New Formalism,” but also includes other perspectives on the Formalist movement, many of which offer insight into Gioia’s aesthetic.
Gioia, Dana. Disappearing Ink: Poetry at the End of Print Culture. St. Paul, Minn.: Graywolf Press, 2004. Gioia argues that poetry has a place in popular culture, citing the oral forms of rap, slam, and performance, and speculates on the future form of poetry.
_______. “Paradigms Lost: Parts One and Two.” Interview by Gloria Brame. Eclectic Literary Forum, Spring/Summer, 1995. This interview with Gioia stresses his influences and the effect on his life and work of the death of his first son to sudden infant death syndrome. Gioia also discusses the frequent misunderstandings of his ideas by supporters and critics alike.
Hagstrom, Jack W. C., and Bill Morgan, eds. Dana Gioia: A Descriptive Bibliography with Critical Essays. Jackson, Miss.: Parrish House, 2002. This volume combines critical analysis of Gioia with a bibliography of his works.
Lindner, April. Dana Gioia. Western Writers series. 2d ed. Boise, Idaho: Boise State University Press, 2003. The most extensive consideration of Gioia’s poetry. Lindner considers the Expansive movement in poetry and Gioia’s criticism, translations, and poetry through The Gods of Winter. She also devotes considerable space to a discussion of Gioia’s narrative work, an aspect of his poetry often overlooked.
Mason, David. “Dana Gioia’s Case for Poetry.” In The Poetry of Life and the Life of Poetry. Ashland, Oreg.: Story Line Press, 2000. An excellent overview of Gioia’s critical opus, this essay corrects many misinterpretations of Gioia’s aesthetic and also makes clear the importance of Gioia’s critical work in contemporary poetry. In the same volume is the essay “The New Formalism and the Audience for Poetry,” which addresses many of the concerns of the New Formalist movement.