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Fire to Fire by Mark Doty
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Nov 22, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: poetry
Read in March, 2009

This is a gorgeous collection & ceertainly deserves the National Book Award prize! I've spent about 4 months slowly savoring the book. It's like reading Doty's biography as he presents poetry about being gay, having a lover, watching his lover & many, many friends die. He also shares his love for all his dogs and the sadness of their old age & eventual deaths(which he wrote beautifully about in his recent biographical book, Dog Years. Toward the end of the collection poems appear about a new partner & a chance at a new life. All in all I loved loved this book! Take your time reading it, it should go thoughtfully.
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