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Writers Series presents Mark Doty

4/13/17 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Sykes Common

Doty is the author of nine collections of poetry, most recently Deep Lane (W. W. Norton, 2015); A Swarm,  A Flock,  A Host: A Compendium of Creatures (Prestel, 2013); Fire to Fire: New and Selected Poems (HarperCollins, 2008), which received the National Book  Award; School  of the Arts  (HarperCollins, 2005); Source (HarperCollins, 2002); and Sweet  Machine  (HarperCollins, 1998).  Other collections include Atlantis (HarperCollins, 1995), which received the Ambassador Book Award, the Bingham Poetry Prize, and a Lambda Literary Award; My Alexandria (University of Illinois  Press, 1993), chosen  by Philip  Levine  for the National Poetry Series, which won the National Book  Critics Circle  Award and Britain’s T. S. Eliot Prize. Doty has also published four books of nonfiction, including Heaven’s Coast, which received the 1996 PEN/Martha Albrand Award for First Nonfiction, and the New York Times bestseller, Dog Years. He was elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets in 2011. He is currently serving as a Distinguished Writer at Rutgers University. 

This reading is supported by the Sandra  Nelson Memorial Poetry fund.