2007-2008 Writers at Rutgers Reading Series

Mark Doty

Title: Mark Doty
When: Wed, Oct 17 2007 | 7:30PM
Where
: Rutgers Student Center. Multipurpose Room - New Brunswick
Category
: Writers at Rutgers Reading Series

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Admission: Free and open to the Rutgers community and the general public
The reading will be followed by a reception and book signing

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Biography

Mark Doty, a distinguished poet, has published seven volumes of poetry, among them School of the Arts, Source, Sweet Machine, Atlantis, and My Alexandria.  He is also known for his three memoirs, all of which concentrate on stories of loss, grief, and renewal.  Heaven’s Coast (1996) details the death of his partner from AIDS, Firebird (1999 recounts the story of his own rough childhood, and, most recently, Dog Years (2007) lovingly evokes the strange, strong bonds between dogs and their humans.  Doty has received many awards and fellowships, including the National Book Critics Circle Award, a Whiting Award, and two Lambda Literary Awards.  He is the only American poet to have received the T.S. Eliot Prize in the U.K. Doty now teaches at the University of Houston, where he is John and Rebecca Moores Professor in the creative writing program. In 2006 he was a member of the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference faculty.

Sponsors

Department of English
Office of the Vice President for Undergraduate Education
Office of the Associate Vice President for Academic and Public Partnerships
Rutgers Federal Credit Union
Friends of Rutgers English
Plangere Writing Center
Writers House