Synopses & Reviews
Back when we were both very young, Godine had the honor of publishing the first two poetry books of Mark Doty, who has since gone on to considerable and deserved fame and fortune, winning the National Book Award for Poetry in 2008, as well as honors from the National Book Critics Circle, the LA Times Book Prize, a Whiting Award, and (as the first American in its history) the T.S.Eliot Prize. Here, reset and containing almost two dozen poems that appeared in small magazines but have never before been collected, are the complete texts of Turtle, Swan and Bethlehem in Broad Daylight to which Doty has contributed a new introduction. Essentially a new book, and important both for its history and its new inclusions.
"A new book of poems
About the Author
Mark Doty's first book, Turtle, Swan was published by Godine in 1987. His work has appeared in Poetry, Ironwood, The Yale Review, Ploughshares, Crazyhorse and other magazines. He has held fellowships from the Vermont Council on the Arts, the Massachusetts Artists Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts, and has taught at Goddard College, the MFA Writing Program at Vermont College, and at Sarah Lawrence College. He lives in Provincetown, Massachusetts.