Books by Mark Doty

Mark Doty is the author of seven books of poems, among them School of the Arts, Source, Sweet Machine, Atlantis, and My Alexandria. He has also published three volumes of nonfiction prose: Still Life with Oysters and Lemon, Heaven's Coast and Firebird.

DOG YEARS by Mark Doty
Released: March 13, 2007

"A profound reflection on hope, and a song of praise for the dead."
"The fact that I know that stories of faithful dogs are kitsch does not in the least diminish their power," notes poet and memoirist Doty (Still Life with Oyster and Lemon, 2001, etc.), who goes on to write something rather amazing. Read full book review >
OPEN HOUSE by Mark Doty
Released: June 1, 2003

"Unremarkable variations on an unremarkable theme: Home is where you feel at home."
A variety of writers present different definitions of "home" in this uneven assortment of essays, some previously published. Read full book review >
FIREBIRD by Mark Doty
Released: Oct. 3, 1999

"A short, effusive, and wisely compassionate backward glance on a life that, while less than the sum of its parts, has healed as much as it has hurt."
A bittersweet portrait of the artist as a young homosexual, coming to terms with his parents and finding that "the thing that harms turns out, sometimes, to be the very thing that restores." Read full book review >
Released: March 1, 1996

"A book very much like grief itself in that it's sometimes awkward, often uncontrolled, and always deeply felt."
Asking, ``What does a writer do, when the world collapses, but write?,'' Doty, whose world collapsed when his lover died, gives an answer that's both generous and indulgent. Read full book review >