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    Mark Doty
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    David R Godine Pub; 1st edition (August 1, 1987)
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    74 pages
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ISBN-13: 978-0879236977.

ISBN-13: 978-0879236977. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.

Turtle, Swan by Mark Doty. Because the road to our houseis a back road meadowlands punctuatedby gravel quarry and lumberyard. and Die Company, a swan; the word doesn't convey the shock of the thing, white architecture rippling like a pond's rain-pocked skin, beak lifting to hiss at my approach. Magisterial, set down in elegant authority, he let us know exactly how close we might come. I walked those two aisles too small to lose anyone and thought of a book I read in seventh grade, "Stranger Than Science," in which a man simply walked away, at a picnic, and was, in the act of striding forward to examine a flower, gone.

Mark Doty (born August 10, 1953) is an American poet and memoirist best known for his work My Alexandria. He was the winner of the National Book Award for Poetry in 2008. Mark Doty was born in Maryville, Tennessee to Lawrence and Ruth Doty, with an older sister, Sarah Alice Doty. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and received his Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont.

Turtle, Swan is Mark Doty’s first collection of poems. In it, Doty explores themes of: (1) childhood, memory, and nostalgia, (2) loss, the fragility of life, and the unpredictability of fate, and (3) hope and survival. I read this book as part of a larger assignment on Mark Doty for an introductory poetry class, and I have to say I really enjoyed it. Doty is able to talk about these themes in beautiful, delicate ways, while at the same time remaining interesting and avoiding cliché.

Turtle, swan : poems. by. Doty, M. R. Publication date. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Oliver Wendell Holmes Library. inlibrary; printdisabled; ibrary; phillipsacademy; americana. Uploaded by station02. cebu on October 17, 2019. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata). Terms of Service (last updated 12/31/2014).

Elements of the verse: questions and answers. The information we provided is prepared by means of a special computer program. Use the criteria sheet to understand greatest poems or improve your poetry analysis essay. Rhyme scheme: abbcde fdgfXh icbccg jjebdj cdjkdb cXlbii kXebie ffhjgj bhafbd XledXm cbfbbl jghbXj cifjlhXalcmcm. Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,13

Photo by Roberto Ricciuti/Getty Images. Since the publication of his first volume of verse, Turtle, Swan, in 1987, Mark Doty has been recognized as one of the most accomplished poets in America.

Photo by Roberto Ricciuti/Getty Images. Hailed for his elegant, intelligent verse, Doty has often been compared to James Merrill, Walt Whitman and . His syntactically complex and aesthetically profound free verse poems, odes to urban gay life, and quietly brutal elegies to his lover, Wally Roberts, have been hailed as some of the most original and arresting poetry written today.

Select Format: Hardcover. ISBN13:9780879236984.

Mark Doty is an American poet and memoirist. He is the author of several collections of poetry, essays, and memoirs, as well as a co-author of the chapbooks, under the joint pseudonym M. Doty. After completing his undergraduate studies at Drake University in Iowa, he moved to Manhattan, where he paid his dues as a temporary office worker. In the interim, however, Doty was publishing his early work. The first volume of poems, Turtle, Swan, was rejected by the publisher David Godine, only to be accepted by Godine after urgings from author Roger Weingarten whose works had also been published by Godine.

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