Writers Series presents Mark Doty
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.