Fire to Fire

New and Selected Poems

By Mark Doty
(Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780060752514, 326pp.)

Publication Date: January 2009

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Spring 2009 Poetry List
“This career-spanning collection showcases fleeting moments and fragile memories as Doty explores lights and bodies that touch fire and change. Tattoos rewrite flesh, cities shine with surprising grace, and men hold hands at the edge of an abyss. Read this and remember that poetry can change the angle of your eyes and the reach of your gaze as you look out onto a kindled, golden world made familiar and new.”
-- Mark David Bradshaw, Watermark Books, Wichita, KS


Mark Doty's Fire to Fire collects the best of his seven books of poetry, along with a generous selection of new work. His signature style encompasses both the plainspoken and the artfully wrought, as one of contemporary American poetry's most lauded, recognizable voices speaks to the crises and possibilities of our time.

About the Author
Mark Doty's books of poetry and nonfiction prose have been honored with numerous distinctions, including the National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN/Martha Albrand Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and, in the United Kingdom, the T. S. Eliot Prize. In 2008, he won the National Book Award for Fire to Fire: New and Selected Poems. He is a professor at the University of Houston, and he lives in New York City.
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