By (author) Mark Doty
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My Alexandria by Mark Doty
Book DescriptionThis is the first edition of one of the most highly praised and touching collections of poems to appear in recent years. In selecting it for the "National Poetry Series", Philip Levine said: 'The courage of this book is that it looks away from nothing: the miracle is that wherever it looks it finds poetry...Mark Doty is a maker of big, risky, fearless poems in which ordinary human experience becomes music'. Mark Doty, the recipient of a 1994 Whiting Writers' Award, is the author of two previous books of poetry, "Turtle, Swan" and "Bethlehem in Broad Daylight". He is winner of: the T.S. Eliot Prize, 1995; winner of a Whiting Writers' Award, 1994; winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award; finalist, National Book Award, 1993; and, winner of the "L.A. Times" Book Award in Poetry.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780252063176
(5346mm x 3895mm x 8mm)
Imprint: University of Illinois Press
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1993
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Mark Doty
Deep Lane, Paperback (November 2016)
"His best work yet ... astute, contemplative, and deeply moving." -Washington Post
My Alexandria, Paperback (March 2016)View all books by Mark Doty
My Alexandria comprises a series of eloquent meditations on the essential themes: mortality and life, beauty and loss. The collection is haunted by the spectre of AIDS, but is transfigured by Mark Doty's ranging imagination, effortless stylistic skill and huge emotional power.
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