04/09/2012 (P1700)
Contact: Dana Guyer

Tiffany Dinner Speaker: Dana Gioia

APS member, Citizens Stamp Advisory Committee member, and Former Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, Dana Gioia will be the guest speaker at the APS StampShow Tiffany Dinner, August 16, 2012 in Sacramento, California.

Gioia, a native Californian, is an internationally acclaimed award-winning poet who has published three full-length collections of poetry, as well as eight chapbooks. His poetry collection, Interrogations at Noon, won the 2002 American Book Award. An influential literary critic as well, Gioia’s 1991 volume Can Poetry Matter?, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle award, is credited with helping to revive the role of poetry in American public culture.

A stamp collector since the age of 8 when his Mexican grandfather gave him a 4½-cent Hermitage first-day-cover, Gioia collects Vatican City, Italy, U.S. and Great Britain seriously, and dabbles in Germany and Russia. He has a huge collection of World War II patriotic covers and Vatican commercial mail. He also collects Staehle covers and poets on stamps.

He belongs to six philatelic organizations, including the APS and Vatican Philatelic Society. More information about Dana Gioia is available on the APS website

To make your reservations for Tiffany Dinner at APS StampShow 2012, August 16, purchase tickets online from the StampShow Function Ticket area (note there are other types of tickets available on this page as well), or call 814-933-3803. We hope to see you there!

The headquarters hotel for StampShow is the Hyatt Regency Sacramento, 1209 L Street, Sacramento 65814. By requesting the APS’s room block, the rate will be $139/night plus 12% tax. Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-233-1234. Hotel Information is available.

For full information about the show visit the APS StampShow or e-mail to Dana Guyer, APS Director of Shows and Exhibitions.

APS StampShow is co-sponsored by the United States Postal Service with the support of the American Stamp Dealers Association, and the National Stamp Dealers Association.

For a high resolution image contact Doris Wilson.