John D'Agata

poet, author and editor

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American poet, author and editor; professor at the University of Iowa

John D'Agata on KCRW

Despite 20 years of study, John D'Agata believes that we're still in the "Wild West" of coming to terms with the essay, its long heritage and its creation.

John D'Agata: The Making of the American Essay

Despite 20 years of study, John D'Agata believes that we're still in the "Wild West" of coming to terms with the essay, its long heritage and its creation.

from Bookworm

In a culture whose major activities include consumption and the production of waste, John D'Agata ponders the adjacency of Las Vegas and a proposed nuclear waste dumping ground...

John D'Agata: About a Mountain

In a culture whose major activities include consumption and the production of waste, John D'Agata ponders the adjacency of Las Vegas and a proposed nuclear waste dumping ground...

from Bookworm

This remarkable anthology presents a picture of what the American essay is, and what, with any luck, it may become.

John D'Agata: The Next American Essay

This remarkable anthology presents a picture of what the American essay is, and what, with any luck, it may become.

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