MARK DOTY

Mark Doty is one of America’s most acclaimed and beloved poets. His gorgeous, colloquial verse touches movingly on matters personal, natural and political, oftentimes weaving together these realms with wisdom and grace. He is one of our foremost writers on the AIDS crisis and the ongoing hazards of being gay in America, yet is also renown for poems of landscape and flora, and is unmatched in his writing about the relationship between humans and their dogs. Doty is the author of nine poetry collections, including Deep Lane, recently published, and Fire to Fire: New & Selected Poems, which won the 2010 National Book Award. He is also the author of four works of prose, including Dog Years and Heaven’s Coast. In addition to the National Book Award, Doty’s honors include the National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for First Nonfiction, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, a Lila Wallace–Reader’s Digest Writers’ Award, and the T. S. Eliot Prize.

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