Mark Doty





Mark Doty


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in Maryville, Tennessee, The United States
August 10, 1953

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Mark Doty is the author of six books of poems and two memoirs, Heaven's Coast and Firebird. A Guggenheim, Ingram-Merrill, and Whiting Fellow, he has also received the National Book Critics Circle Award and the PEN/Martha Albrand Prize for Nonfiction. He teaches at the University of Houston, and divides his time between Houston and Provincetown, Massachusetts.

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Recently I spent a morning at The Nightingale School in Manhattan, a private school for girls that has a deep commitment to writing and literature. I started out the day talking to a class of seniors, young women with perceptive, not-always-easy-to-answer questions, the kind that bring out complexity and nuance. The class was taught by Brad Whitehurst, a poet himself, and with us was another te... Read more of this blog post »
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Still Life with Oysters and...

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My Alexandria

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Atlantis

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Heaven's Coast: A Memoir

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Fire to Fire

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Sweet Machine

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The Art of Description: Wor...

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Firebird

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Source

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“Love, I think, is a gateway to the world, not an escape from it.”
Mark Doty

“Intimacy, says the phenomenologist Gaston Bachelard, is the highest value. I resist this statement at first. What about artistic achievement, or moral courage, or heroism, or altruistic acts, or work in the cause of social change? What about wealth or accomplishment? And yet something about it rings true, finally—that what we want is to be brought into relationship, to be inside, within. Perhaps it’s true that nothing matters more to us than that.”
Mark Doty, Still Life with Oysters and Lemon: On Objects and Intimacy

“And then we ease him out of that worn-out body with a kiss, and he's gone like a whisper, the easiest breath.”
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