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 more than ten volumes of poetry and three memoirs. His many honors include the National Book Award, National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for First Nonfiction, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, a Whiting Writers’ Award, a Lila Wallace–Reader’s Digest Writers’ Award, and, in the UK, the T. S. Eliot Prize. He is a professor at Rutgers University and lives in New York City.

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Still Life with a Hundred Crucifixions


Aaron Smith's new collection, PRIMER, is due from Pitt on October 5 of this year. Here's a dead-oncomment from Tracy K. Smith about Aaron's work: "Aaron Smithis an expert at locating the spaces within spaces. ...he zeroes in on the places where doubt and possibility collide and unsettle our beliefs. (His poems) are graceful, full of humility and hard fact, and they aren’t afraid... Tracy actu... Read more of this blog post »
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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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