Faculty: Mark Doty

Mark Doty is the author of nine books of poems, including FIRE TO FIRE: New and Selected Poems, which received the National Book Award for Poetry in 2008, and My Alexandria, which received the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1994 and was the first book by an American poet to win the T.S. Eliot Prize in the United Kingdom. Heís also published three memoirs: Heavenís Coast, a meditation on grief, which won the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for First Nonfiction, Firebird, and Dog Years, a New York Times bestseller. He has also published Still Life with Oysters and Lemon, a book-length essay on objects and intimacy, and The Art of Description, a handbook for writers. A new prose book, What is the Grass: My Life with Walt Whitman is forthcoming from W.W Norton in 2019, the 200th anniversary of Whitmanís birth.

Dotyís work has been honored by fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation,the Lila Wallace/Readersí Digest Fund, the Ingram-Merrill Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Heís taught at the Iowa Writersí Workshop, Stanford, Cornell, NYU, Columbia and Sarah Lawrence, and for ten years was John and Rebecca Moores Professor in the University of Houstonís graduate program in creative writing. This spring he delivered the Phi Beta Kappa poem at Harvardís commencement ceremony. Heís currently a Distinguished Professor at Rutgers, and lives in New York City.






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