Join us for a reading celebrating the long-awaited publication of Mark Doty’s new book of poems, Deep Lane (W. W. Norton).
Gerald Stern says, “Mark Doty writes with absolute exactitude, with one eye on the ideal or absolute and one on the real; the ghost of Walt Whitman on one hand, and a laundromat on 16th Street in New York on the other. There is not a finer, more delicate, more sublime poet writing today in the English language. It’s a poet’s job to show us what we knew but never saw before; and it’s a poet’s job to tell us over and over what love is. Doty is this poet.”
Copies of Deep Lane will be available for purchase.
Please be advised of limited seating!
Hosted by friend of the Bureau Larry Kaplun.
Mark Doty is the author of nine books of poetry and four books of prose. His many honors include the National Book Award, National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for First Nonfiction, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, a Whiting Writers’ Award, and in the UK, the T. S. Eliot Prize. He serves as a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, is a Distinguished Professor at Rutgers University, and lives in New York City.