Poet and writer Mark Doty will read from his work on Sunday, March 6 at 3 p.m. as part of Plymouth State University’s Eagle Pond Authors’ Series. Doty’s reading will be held at the Silver Cultural Arts Center on Main Street in Plymouth.
Doty is the author of six poetry collections, including Turtle, Swan, Bethlehem in Broad Daylight, My Alexandria, Atlantis and Sweet Machine. He has also written several autobiographical works, including Firebird and a memoir, Heaven’s Coast, which won the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for First Nonfiction. Doty is also the recipient of the Witter Bynner Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the T.S. Eliot Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Award. Doty lives in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and Houston, Texas, where he teaches at the University of Houston.
The Eagle Pond Authors’ Series is named in honor of New Hampshire writer Donald Hall and his ancestral home. All readings are free and open to the public. Doty’s reading will be followed by an author’s reception and book signing, featuring his newest collection, School of Art, published by Harper Collins.
The Eagle Pond Authors’ Series is sponsored by the Barnes and Noble Bookstore on the PSU campus.