Mark Doty Short Biography | American Poet

Mark Doty
Mark Doty


Mark Doty

Mark Doty (born August 10, 1953) is an American poet and memoirist best known for his work My Alexandria. He was the winner of the National Book Award for Poetry in 2008. Doty’s first collection of poems, Turtle, Swan, was published by David R. Godine in 1987; a second collection, Bethlehem in Broad Daylight, appeared from the same publisher in 1991. Booklist described his verse as “quiet, intimate” and praised its original style in turning powerful young urban experience into “an example of how we live, how we suffer and transcend suffering”.

Mark Doty – Short Biography

Mark Doty
                    Mark Doty
Birth Name Mark Doty
Born August 10, 1953 
Birthplace Maryville, Tennessee, United States
Education Drake University, Goddard College
Nationality American
Occupation Poet and Memoiris
Alma mater Drake University; Goddard College
Known for Poet
Notable awards National Poetry Series, MORE
Genre Poetry
Partner Alexander Hadel (m. 2015), Paul Lisicky (m. 2008–2013)
Language English
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