Renowned author of poetry and prose Mark Doty is a Distinguished Professor at Rutgers University and also teaches in NYU’s low-residency MFA program in Paris.
His work includes nine books of poetry, three memoirs, and a book about craft and criticism. He is the first American poet to have won Great Britain’s T.S. Eliot Prize, and has also received a National Book Award, a National Book Critics Circle Award, two NEA fellowships, and a Guggenheim Fellowship.
In 2011, he was elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. His most recent book is What Is the Grass (W.W. Norton, 2020), a memoir that centers on his poetic relationship with Walt Whitman.
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