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Mark Doty


Born
in Maryville, TN, The United States
August 10, 1953

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Mark Doty is a poet, essayist, and memoirist. He is the author of ten books of poetry, including Deep Lane and Fire to Fire: New and Selected Poems, which won the National Book Award. He lives in New York, New York.

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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-on comment from Tracy K. Smith about Aaron's work: "Aaron Smith is 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 act Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 4.15 · 18,116 ratings · 1,935 reviews · 62 distinct worksSimilar authors
Dog Years

3.90 avg rating — 2,804 ratings — published 2007
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Still Life with Oysters and...

4.22 avg rating — 1,722 ratings — published 2001 — 9 editions
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My Alexandria

4.28 avg rating — 1,109 ratings — published 1993 — 8 editions
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Heaven's Coast: A Memoir

4.35 avg rating — 1,031 ratings — published 1996 — 12 editions
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Atlantis

4.22 avg rating — 946 ratings — published 1995 — 13 editions
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Fire to Fire

4.15 avg rating — 801 ratings — published 2008 — 6 editions
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The Art of Description: Wor...

3.97 avg rating — 834 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
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Sweet Machine

4.16 avg rating — 542 ratings — published 1998 — 17 editions
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Firebird

4.17 avg rating — 531 ratings — published 1999 — 13 editions
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Deep Lane: Poems

4.20 avg rating — 333 ratings — published 2015 — 6 editions
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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.”
Mark Doty

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