Acclaimed Poet Mark Doty Gives Reading

Acclaimed Poet Mark Doty Gives Reading

Acclaimed Poet Mark Doty Gives Reading

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  • Friday, October 1, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.




Come attend a reading by acclaimed poet Mark Doty as he reads from a selection of his work. Reception to follow.

In 2008 Doty won the National Book Award for Poetry for Fire to Fire: New and Selected Poems. His poetry has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, The London Review of Books, Ploughshares, Poetry, The New Yorker and The Norton Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry

Doty currently teaches at Rutgers University, where he continues to write poetry and non-fiction prose. His eight books of poetry and four volumes of non-fiction have received considerable accolades, most notably the 2008 National Book Award and the 1995 T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry, in which he is the only American poet to be recognized. His work has also been honored by the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, a Whiting Writers Award, two Lambda Literary Awards and the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for First Nonfiction.

His eight books of poems include Turtle, Swan, Bethlehem in Broad Daylight, My Alexandria, Atlantis, Sweet Machine, Source, School of the Arts, Fire to Fire: New and Selected Poems, Theories and Apparitions. His non-fiction prose includes: Heaven's Coast, Firebird: A Memoir, Still Life with Oysters and Lemon, Dog Years, and The Art of DescriptionDog Years made the bestseller’s list in 2007. 


The Lindsay J. Cropper Center for Creative Writing was established in 2004 by Barrie andDorothy Cropper in memory of their daughter Lindsay, an alumna of USD, English major, and aspiring writer. The purpose of the Center is to foster the appreciation and practice of creative writing at the University of San Diego by hosting an annual Writers Series, sponsoring writing workshops, and granting awards for creative writing. Informationabout the Center can be found at


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