Conversations with Dana Gioia is an extraordinary book, one that serves as a sort of instant autobiography of Gioia. It is as evocative and fascinating as the only comparable book by and about a poet of which I am aware: Stepping Stones: Interviews with Seamus Heaney, by Dennis O'Driscoll (2008). . . . In addition to the twenty-two interviews reprinted in the book, Conversations with Dana Gioia contains three valuable research tools: the most elaborate list of works by Gioia that I have seen anywhere, a major bibliography of works about Gioia, and a chronology of his life to date. The result is an extraordinary book full of human interest and historic value.–Carl Jenks "Poetry Corner"