Biographies Mark Doty (1953-)

Mark Doty was born in Maryville, Tennessee in 1953. He is the author of eight poetry collections, including My Alexandria (1993), winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and Britain’s T. S Eliot Award; Atlantis (1995), winner of the Ambassador Book Award, the Bingham Prize, and the Lambda Literary Award; and Fire to Fire: New and Selected Poems (2008), winner of the National Book Award. Doty’s other honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Ingram Merrill Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation. A Distinguished Professor and Writer-in-Residence at Rutgers University in New Jersey, Doty has been a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets since 2011. He lives in New York City.

Audio Recordings with Mark Doty

  • Mark Doty and Thylias Moss reading their poems in the Montpelier Room, Library of Congress, Feb. 24, 2000

Selected Works at the Library of Congress