Poet and Memoirist Mark Doty Visited March 2008

The award winning writer gave a poetry reading in Stoddard Hall, and a lecture on memoir in Seelye Hall.

Poet and Writer, Mark Doty


Tuesday, March 25, 2008
4 pm:  Informal Q & A Session
Smith College Poetry Center
7:30 pm:  Poetry Reading (followed by book signing)- Stoddard Hall Auditorium
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
4 pm:  Lecture on Memoir (followed by reception)- Seelye Hall 201

The poetry reading is sponsored by the Poetry Center and the Program for the Study of Women and Gender at Smith College. The lecture on memoir is sponsored by the Program for the Study of Women & Gender, American Studies, and the Lecture Committee. Both events are free, open to the public, and wheelchair accessible.

For more information, please read the Smith College press release.

Doty is the author of eight volumes of poetry, including the recently released Fire to Fire: New & Selected Poems. Doty has won warm acclaim for each of his collections, Turtle, Swan, Bethlehem in Broad Daylight, My Alexandria, Atlantis, Sweet Machine, Source, and School of the Arts.

The recipient of many awards and prizes, Doty has also published four highly-regarded books of nonfiction and memoir including Heaven's Coast: A Memoir, Firebird: A Memoir, Still Life With Oysters and Lemon: On Objects and Intimacy, and most recently Dog Years: A Memoir.

Search by author to locate Doty, Mark in the Five College Library Catalog.

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Biographical Information

Biography in Context
Includes a profile of the author's life and works from Contemporary Authors Online, and an in-depth profile of the poet's work from Contemporary Poets, 7th ed., updated March 2007.

Online Texts

Expanded Academic Index
Search by keyword for to find or link to poems and reviews. Use SC Links SCLinks to connect to full text.

Internet Resources

Internet Site Access
Mark Doty's web site
Biographical information, poems, audio...
Poets.org (American Academy of Poets)
Biographical information, poems, audio...
Poetry Foundation
Links to poems, articles, more...
Google Book Search
Links to books, reviews, criticism...
Smith College Poetry Center Readings
SCL web pages for past readings


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