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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
7737 At the Gym Comments and analysis of At the Gym by Mark Doty 1 Comment
7277 The Embrace
5733 Description Comments and analysis of Description by Mark Doty 1 Comment
5549 1. Faith Comments and analysis of 1. Faith by Mark Doty 227 Comments
5491 A Green Crab's Shell
4027 Demolition
3123 Long Point Light
2867 Metro North Comments and analysis of Metro North by Mark Doty 18 Comments
2726 Visitation Comments and analysis of Visitation by Mark Doty 16 Comments
2600 Dickeyville Grotto Comments and analysis of Dickeyville Grotto by Mark Doty 1 Comment
2192 Favrile Comments and analysis of Favrile by Mark Doty 1 Comment
995 A Display Of Mackeral
831 To Bessie Drennan Comments and analysis of To Bessie Drennan by Mark Doty 1 Comment
426 The Ancient World
361 Broadway
153 Turtle, Swan


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