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Mark Doty (born August 10, 1953) is an American poet and memoirist. He was born in Maryville, Tennessee, earned his Bachelor of Arts from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and received his Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from Goddard College in Vermont.

In 1989, his partner Wally Roberts tested positive for HIV, which drastically changed Doty's writing. Roberts's death in 1994 inspired Doty to write Atlantis, and Heaven's Coast: A Memoir also deals with this subject. In 1995, he won the ?10,000 T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry, the first American poet to have done so.

He has written twelve books of poetry and three memoirs. Firebird told the story of his childhood in the American South and in Arizona. Dog Years was a memoir of the lives of two of his dogs who Doty had while dealing with the death of his partner and the devastation of 9-11. Louise Erdrich praised the book as being "about dogs, that is to say, about everything we cannot talk about... the 'unsayable' about our relationships with animals, and about unspeakable times of loss, Dog Years is not a dark book. It is illuminated from within by gorgeous wonder." Dog Years is the winner of the 2008 American Library Association Stonewall Book Awards Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award. His last book of poetry Fire to Fire: New and Selected Poems won the 2008 National Book Award for poetry.

He lives in New York City and Fire Island, New York. He was the John and Rebecca Moores Professor in the graduate program at The University of Houston Creative Writing Program. He has also participated in The Juniper Summer Writing Institute at the University of Massachusetts Amherst's MFA Program for Poets & Writers and was on the faculty of the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference in August 2006. He is the inaugural judge of the White Crane/James White Poetry Prize for Excellence in Gay Men's Poetry.

He now teaches at Rutgers University. His husband since 1995 is the writer Paul Lisicky.

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Total Books: 57
What Is the Grass Walt Whitman in My Life
2020 - What Is the Grass Walt Whitman in My Life (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780393070224
ISBN-10: 0393070220
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction, LGBTQ+ Books

Deep Lane Poems
2016 - Deep Lane Poems (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780393353228
ISBN-10: 0393353222
Genre: Literature & Fiction

John F Kennedy Sites in DallasFort Worth
2013 - John F Kennedy Sites in Dallasfort Worth [Images of America Series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781467130332
ISBN-10: 1467130338
Genre: History

A Swarm A Flock A Host A Compendium of Creatures
2013 - A Swarm a Flock a Host a Compendium of Creatures (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783791347578
ISBN-10: 3791347578
Genre: Arts & Photography

The Best American Poetry 2012 Series Editor David Lehman
2012 - The Best American Poetry 2012 Series Editor David Lehman (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781439181522
ISBN-10: 1439181527
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Lost Dallas
2012 - Lost Dallas [Images of America] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780738585086
ISBN-10: 0738585084
Genre: History

Paragon Park
2011 - Paragon Park (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781567924428
ISBN-10: 1567924425
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Art of Description World into Word
2010 - The Art of Description World Into Word [Art of...] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781555975630
ISBN-10: 1555975631
Genre: Reference
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.

Fire to Fire New and Selected Poems
2009 - Fire to Fire New and Selected Poems (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780060752514
ISBN-10: 0060752513
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Dog Years
2008 - Dog Years (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780224080910
ISBN-10: 0224080911
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Crafts, Hobbies & Home

Dog Years A Memoir
2008 - Dog Years a Memoir (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780061171017
ISBN-10: 0061171018
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Crafts, Hobbies & Home
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

Dog Years A Memoir
2007 - Dog Years a Memoir (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780061171000
ISBN-10: 006117100X
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

School Of The Arts Poems
2006 - School of the Arts Poems (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780060752460
ISBN-10: 0060752467
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

School of the Arts  Poems
2005 - School of the Arts Poems (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780060752453
ISBN-10: 0060752459
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

School of the Arts
2005 - School of the Arts (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780224075183
ISBN-10: 0224075187

Open House Writers Redefine HomeGraywolf Forum Five
Source  Poems
2002 - Source Poems (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780060935405
ISBN-10: 0060935405
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Still Life With Oysters and Lemon  On Objects and Intimacy
2002 - Still Life with Oysters and Lemon on Objects and Intimacy (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780807066096
ISBN-10: 0807066095
Genres: Arts & Photography, Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

Source Poems
2001 - Source Poems (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780066210131
ISBN-10: 0066210135
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Still Life with Oysters and Lemon
2001 - Still Life with Oysters and Lemon (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780807066089
ISBN-10: 0807066087
Genres: Arts & Photography, Biographies & Memoirs

Firebird  A Memoir
2000 - Firebird a Memoir (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780060931971
ISBN-10: 0060931973
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, LGBTQ+ Books
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

1995 - My Alexandria Poems [National Poetry Series] (Hardcover)
Gulf Coast [Volume XI, Number 2] (Paperback)
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