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Mark Doty

Poetry, Nonfiction

Interviewed by: Carol Mickett

Catalog Number: 19990630

Mark Doty's poetic verse has been characterized as elegant and often melancholy, offering a combination of rural and metropolitan images. This work has garnered him both the National Book Critics Circle Award and the T.S. Eliot Prize. In this interview at the 1999 Midwest Poets Series, Doty talks with Carol Mickett about his work, which includes six books of poetry and an acclaimed memoir titled Heaven's Coast. He also reads several poems, including some from his award-winning book, My Alexandria, and his 1998 collection, Sweet Machine.

| Subject Matter: Melancholy, Rural, Metropolitan, Memoir | Interview Year: 1999 | Genre: Poetry, Nonfiction | Awards: National Book Critics Circle Award, T.S. Eliot Prize |

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