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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Last April Alex and I drove up to Vermont with the dogs and spent two days with Galway and Bobbie Bristol Kinnell, wonderfully snowed in, with a good two or three feet of the stuff covering the hill where the house sits, and the old apple orchard, and the stone walls, and the field riddled with voles where we played croquet two summers ago. Bobbie had tried to get a message to us to tell us abo... Read more of this blog post »
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Still Life with Oysters and...
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My Alexandria
4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 682 ratings — published 1993 — 6 editions
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Atlantis
4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 608 ratings — published 1995 — 9 editions
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Heaven's Coast: A Memoir
4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 584 ratings — published 1996 — 13 editions
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Fire to Fire
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Sweet Machine
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Firebird
4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 343 ratings — published 1999 — 12 editions
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 239 ratings — published 2001 — 11 editions
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“Love, I think, is a gateway to the world, not an escape from it.”
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“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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“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

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