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Poetry Justice

Mark DotyPoet Mark Doty, who joined the faculty of the Department of English in the School of Arts and Sciences last fall, won the National Book Award for poetry in 2008 for his collection Fire to Fire: New and Selected Poems. "Elegant, plainspoken, and unflinching, Mark Doty's poems ... gently invite us to share their ferocious compassion," the National Book Foundation said at the time. "In this generous retrospective volume, a gifted young poet has become a master." He is the author of eight books of poems. Dog Years: A Memoir was a New York Times best seller in 2007. His work has garnered the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the Whiting Writers Award, among others.

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