Mark Doty

Charli Valdez
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Mark Doty is a poet of the salt marsh and the City, the ruins and the intimate, travel and home. His poetic presence is generosity married to a tempered vision and an elegant luminosity. He frequently calls on, and resonates, the essence of C.P. Cavafy, and has written on Walt Whitman. Doty’s ouevre includes nine volumes of poetry, five books of prose, and five special editions that include a single-poem ekphrastic book,

Murano:The Island of Glass

, and

Seeing Venice: Belotto’s Grand Canal

published in 2000 and 2003 by the J. Paul Getty Museum. He edited the collection of essays,

Open House: Writers Redefine Home,

published in 2003 by Graywolf Press.

His poetry has appeared in

The Atlantic Monthly, The London Review of Books,


The New Yorker



(1995) received the Bingham…

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Citation: Valdez, Charli. "Mark Doty". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 13 September 2010 [, accessed 16 July 2024.]

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