Summary mark doty brings the vitality and imagination that illuminate his own work to his selections for the twenty-fifth volume in the best american poetry serieshe has chosen poems of.
Mark doty is an american poet and memoirist his collection my alexandria won the national book critics circle award and the ts eliot prize.
Search in the poems of mark doty: he was born in maryville, tennessee, earned his bachelor of arts from drake university in des moines, iowa, and received his master of fine arts in creative. Mark doty was born in maryville, tennessee to lawrence and ruth doty, with an older sister, sarah alice doty he earned a bachelor of arts from drake university in des moines, iowa , and.
Most important influences are modern greek poet c p cavafy, and american poets hart crane, elizabeth bishop, and james merrill, all of whom were also gay doty learned from bishop how to. Former us poet laureate philip levine remarked, “if it were mine to invent the poet to complete the century of william carlos williams and wallace stevens, i would create mark doty just as. Mark doty is the author of several collections of poetry, including fire to fire: new and selected poems, which received the 2008 national book award he served as a chancellor of the.
Mark doty photograph: teri pengilley for the guardian i n 2008 the american poet mark doty was awarded the national book award for fire to fire , a volume of new and selected poems. Mark doty - poet - mark doty is the author of several collections of poetry, including fire to fire: new and selected poems, which received the 2008 national book award he served as a. The best american poetry 2012 by mark doty edited this year by acclaimed poet and writer mark doty, the foremost annual anthology of contemporary american poetry returns mark doty brings.
Mark doty is the author of three memoirs and twelve books of poetry, most recently fire to fire: new and selected poems (harpercollins, 2008), which received the national book award school. Born in tennessee, the son of an army engineer, mark doty has taught at sarah lawrence college, the mfa program at vermont college, the university of utah, and the university of houston. Miriam levine, in american book review, appreciated doty’s gift for “simple speech,” arguing that “doty’s poems work best when he finds his way back and forth between the vernacular and the.