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What it's like on tour with California's road tripping poet laureate Dana Gioia

Dana Gioia, whose two-year term as California's poet laureate ended in Oct. 2018, drives to Santa Barbara. Gioia visited all 58 counties in the state during his term.
Dana Gioia, whose two-year term as California's poet laureate ended in Oct. 2018, drives to Santa Barbara. Gioia visited all 58 counties in the state during his term.
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California-born poet Dana Gioia has wrapped up his time as the state's poet laureate. During his two-year term, which ended in October, he made it his goal to visit all 58 counties in the state. Much of that travel has been done via road trip. We tagged along for one of the last legs of that journey. 

This segment originally aired on KPCC's The Frame.