School of the Arts

School of the Arts

Mark Doty


The darkly sleek poems in Mark Doty's 7th assortment discover the ways that we're proficient through the implacable powers of time and hope. the area consistently renews itself, and the hot brings either probability and erasure. Given the boundaries of our personal our bodies, how are we to dwell in the inevitability of despair?

This is the plainest of Doty's books, its language stripped and humbled. yet no matter what depths are sounded in those poems, their humane and open song sustains. artwork itself instructs us. Lucian Freud's startling renditions of human dermis, Virginia Woolf's ecstatic depiction of attention, Caravaggio's only-too-real humans increased to tough glory -- all flip the sunshine of human intelligence upon "the evening of time."

Formally creative, hot, instantaneously witty and disconsolate, tuition of the humanities represents a poet reinventing his personal voice at midlife, discovering a manner via a afflicted passage. Acutely attentive, insistently alive, this can be a e-book of "fierce vulnerability."

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