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Mark Doty

Author of Dog Years: A Memoir (P.S.)

38+ Works 3,778 Members 63 Reviews 13 Favorited

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Works by Mark Doty

Dog Years: A Memoir (P.S.) (2007) 642 copies
Heaven's Coast: A Memoir (1996) 365 copies
My Alexandria (1993) 276 copies
Atlantis: Poems by (1995) 276 copies
Firebird (1999) 233 copies
Sweet Machine (1998) 211 copies
Source: Poems (2001) 182 copies
School of the Arts: Poems (2005) 174 copies
The Best American Poetry 2012 (2012) — Editor — 83 copies
Deep Lane: Poems (2015) 80 copies

Associated Works

The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (2000) — Contributor — 1,261 copies
The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry (1990) — Contributor, some editions — 752 copies
180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day (2005) — Contributor — 364 copies
McSweeney's Issue 22: Three Books Held Within By Magnets (2007) — Contributor — 335 copies
Mortification: Writers' Stories of Their Public Shame (2003) — Contributor — 280 copies
The Best American Essays 2012 (2012) — Contributor — 231 copies
The Art of Losing (2010) — Contributor — 199 copies
Granta 117: Horror (2011) — Contributor — 174 copies
The Best American Poetry 1994 (1994) — Contributor — 172 copies
The Best American Poetry 2009 (2009) — Contributor — 133 copies
Granta 110: Sex (2010) — Contributor — 124 copies
Emergency Kit (1996) — Contributor — 108 copies
The World in Us: Lesbian and Gay Poetry of the Next Wave (2000) — Contributor — 81 copies
The Best American Poetry 2014 (2014) — Contributor — 80 copies
The Man I Might Become: Gay Men Write about Their Fathers (2002) — Contributor — 78 copies
The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink (2012) — Contributor — 63 copies
Granta 129: Fate (2014) — Contributor — 58 copies
The Name of Love: Classic Gay Love Poems (1995) — Contributor — 50 copies
Granta 151: Membranes (2020) — Contributor — 42 copies
The Kiss: Intimacies from Writers (2018) — Contributor — 23 copies
Queer Nature: A Poetry Anthology (2022) — Contributor — 15 copies
Of Leaf and Flower: Stories and Poems for Gardeners (2001) — Contributor — 11 copies
Resisting Arrest: Poems to Stretch the Sky (2016) — Contributor — 3 copies
Imagination and Logos: Essays on C. P. Cavafy (2010) — Contributor — 1 copy

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Common Knowledge

Birthdate
1953-08-10
Gender
male
Nationality
USA
Birthplace
Maryville, Tennessee, USA
Places of residence
Houston, Texas, USA
New York, New York, USA
Education
Drake University (B.A.)
Goddard College (M.F.A. creative writing)
Occupations
poet
professor
Relationships
Lisicky, Paul (ex-husband)
Awards and honors
Whiting Writers' Award (1994)
National Book Award Winner (2008)
The National Book Critics Circle Award
The PEN/Martha Albrand Award
The Los Angeles Times Book Prize
The T.S. Eliot Prize
Short biography
Mark Doty is the author of numerous books of poems, including Deep Lane, which is forthcoming from W. W. Norton in 2015. He is a professor/writer-in-residence at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. He published under the name M.R. Doty during the late 1970s, while writing in collaboration with his wife, Ruth Doty.

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A genuine and heartfelt autobiography, as one might anticipate from a poet of Mark Doty's caliber. One of my favorite poets gave an honest presentation, which I appreciated.
 
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jwhenderson | 5 other reviews | Mar 25, 2024 |
Excellent. I read Herbert at 17 with no preparation or particular interest and found some kind of kindred spirit. I feel that again here.
 
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Kiramke | 9 other reviews | Jun 27, 2023 |
 
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Jon_Hansen | 6 other reviews | May 24, 2023 |
dogs, unread, memoir, creative nonfiction, LGBTQ
 
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Statistics

Works
38
Also by
32
Members
3,778
Popularity
#6,711
Rating
3.9
Reviews
63
ISBNs
102
Languages
4
Favorited
13

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