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Biography of Mark Doty

Mark Doty

Mark Doty (1953 - Present)

Mark Doty (born 1953 in Maryville, Tennessee) is an American poet. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, then received his Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from Goddard College in Vermont. In 1989, his partner Wally Roberts tested positive for HIV, which drastically changed his writing. Roberts's death in 1994 inspired Doty to write Atlantis. In 1995, he won the ₤10,000 T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry, the first American poet to have done so. He lives in Provincetown, Massachusetts and Houston, Texas. He is currently the John and Rebecca Moores Professor in the graduate program at the University of Houston.


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16 Poems written by Mark Doty

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Page ViewsPoemComments
7155 At the Gym Comments and analysis of At the Gym by Mark Doty 1 Comment
6739 The Embrace
5194 Description Comments and analysis of Description by Mark Doty 1 Comment
4862 A Green Crab's Shell
4614 1. Faith Comments and analysis of 1. Faith by Mark Doty 213 Comments
3540 Demolition
2663 Long Point Light
2429 The Ancient World
2395 Metro North Comments and analysis of Metro North by Mark Doty 11 Comments
2120 Dickeyville Grotto Comments and analysis of Dickeyville Grotto by Mark Doty 1 Comment
1761 Favrile Comments and analysis of Favrile by Mark Doty 1 Comment
421 A Display Of Mackeral
378 Turtle, Swan
312 To Bessie Drennan Comments and analysis of To Bessie Drennan by Mark Doty 1 Comment
177 Visitation Comments and analysis of Visitation by Mark Doty 2 Comments
115 Broadway


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