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Doty, Mark

Works: 128 works in 370 publications in 2 languages and 15,863 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Biography  Autobiographies  Musical settings  Interviews  Art  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Filmed literary readings  Biographical films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Author of introduction, wat
Classifications: PS3554.O798, 811.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Mark Doty
Still life with oysters and lemon by Mark Doty( )

17 editions published between 1900 and 2002 in English and held by 1,460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Mark Doty, one of our finest poets, a delicate and sensual literary essay. Part memoir, part art history, part meditation, this hybrid volume uses the great Dutch still life paintings of the seventeenth century as a departure point for an examination of questions about our relationships with things, how we invest them with human store, how they hold feeling and hope and history within them.--From publisher description
Fire to fire : new and selected poems by Mark Doty( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark Doty's Fire to Fire collects the best of Mark Doty's seven books of poetry, along with a generous selection of new work. Doty's subjects--our mortal situation, the evanescent beauty of the world, desire's transformative power, and art's ability to give shape to human lives--echo and develop across twenty years of poems. His signature style encompasses both the plainspoken and the artfully wrought; here one of contemporary American poetry's most lauded, recognizable voices speaks to the crises and possibilities of our times.--Publisher's description
My Alexandria : poems by Mark Doty( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A book about mortality, the mortal weight of AIDS in particular."
Atlantis : poems by Mark Doty( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his latest collection, Atlantis, Doty claims the mythical lost island as his own: a fading paradise whose memory he must keep alive at the same time that he is forced to renounce its hold on him. Atlantis recedes, just as the lives of those Doty loves continue to be extinguished by the devastation of AIDS. Set in the harbor village of Provincetown, whose charming, cluttered landscape Doty brings to life, the collection chronicles the illness and death of Doty's beloved partner, as well as many others whose worlds have been both ravaged and broadened by this disease. Doty's struggle is to reconcile with, and even to celebrate, the evanescence of our earthly connections - to those we love, to the shifting physical landscape, even to our strongest feelings - and to understand how we can love more at the very moment that we must consent to let go
School of the arts : poems by Mark Doty( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The poems in Mark Doty's seventh collection explore the ways in which we are educated by the implacable powers of time and desire. The world constantly renews itself, and the new brings both possibility and erasure. Given the limits of our own bodies, how are we to live within the inevitability of despair?"--Jacket
Source : poems by Mark Doty( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems examine the paradox of selfhood, providing a self-portrait of the author that follows his vivid search for meaning
Heaven's coast : a memoir by Mark Doty( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this "part memoir, part journal, part elegy for a life of rare communion and beauty," the author/poet reveals the accommodations and adjustments he and his partner must make when they discover Wally is HIV-positive
Sweet machine : poems by Mark Doty( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intensely lyrical, passionate, and joyful collection of poems, this assemblage visualizes the body as "the sweet machine", a vibrant, sensual, and living thing
The art of description : world into word by Mark Doty( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The art of description: world into word is part of The Art of series, a line of books by important authors on the craft of writing, edited by Charles Baxter. Each book examines a singular, but often assumed or neglected, issue facing the contemporary writer of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry. The art of series is meant to restore the art of criticism while illuminating the art of writing."--Page 4 of cover
The best American poetry, 2012( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark Doty brings the vitality and imagination that illuminate his own work to his selections for the twenty-fifth volume in the Best American Poetry series. He has chosen poems of high moral earnestness and poems in a comic register; poems that tell stories and poems that test the boundaries of innovative composition. This landmark edition includes David Lehman's keen look at American poetry in his foreword, Mark Doty's gorgeous introduction, and notes from the poets revealing the germination of their work. Over the last twenty-five years, The Best American Poetry has become an annual rite of the poetry world, and this year's anthology is a welcome and essential addition to the series
Deep lane : poems by Mark Doty( Book )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[This] is a book of descents: into the earth beneath the garden, into the dark substrata of a life. But these poems seek repair, finally, through the possibilities that sustain the speaker aboveground: gardens and animals, the pleasure of seeing, the world tuned by the word"--Dust jacket flap
Collected poems by Lynda Hull( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brings together Hull's three collections--long unavailable--with a new introduction by Yusef Komunyakaa, and allows, for the first time, the full scale of her achievement to be seen. Edited with Hull's husband, David Wojahn, this book contains all the poems Hull published in her lifetime, before her untimely death in 1994. "If each // of us contains, within, humankind's totality, each possibility // then I have been so fractured, so multiple & dazzling ... "from "The Window."
Poetry & commitment : an essay by Adrienne Rich( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Adrienne Rich suggests how poetry has actually been lived in the world, past and present. In this essay, which was the basis for her speech upon accepting the National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, she ranges among themes including poetry's disparagement as "either immoral or unprofitable," the politics of translation, how poetry enters into extreme situations, different poetries as conversations across place and time. In its openness to many voices, Poetry and Commitment offers a perspective on poetry in an ever more divided and violent world."--book jacket
Open house : writers redefine home( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Touched : a decade of chamber music by Paul Salerni( )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeing Venice : Bellotto's Grand Canal by Mark Doty( Book )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murano : poem by Mark Doty( Book )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written a deceased friend, Doty's poem contrasts the permanence of Murano glass with the stench and death often associated with Venice, in a volume accompanied by color photos of the Murano glass collection at the J. Paul Getty Museum
The kiss : intimacies from writers by Brian Turner( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this wide-ranging collection of essays, stories, graphic memoir, and cross-genre work, writers explore the deeply human act of kissing."--Jacket
Turtle, swan : poems by Mark Doty( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bethlehem in broad daylight : poems by Mark Doty( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Still life with oysters and lemon
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Doty, Mark Alan, 1953-

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English (240)

French (1)

Fire to fire : new and selected poemsMy Alexandria : poemsAtlantis : poemsSchool of the arts : poemsSource : poemsHeaven's coast : a memoirSweet machine : poemsThe art of description : world into word