Mark Doty

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Birthday
10, 1953
Birthplace
Tennessee
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
10, 1953 (age 65)
Birthplace
Tennessee

About

Award-winning author and poet known for My Alexandria and other AIDS-epidemic-themed works. He was the 2008 recipient of the National Book Award for Poetry.

Before Fame

He attended Drake University and Goddard College. He published his debut poetry collection -- Turtle, Swan -- in 1987.

Trivia

He taught at many universities, including Princeton, Columbia, and New York University.

Family Life

His long-term partner, Wally Roberts, died of AIDS in 1994. After Roberts' death, Doty went on to marry Paul Lisicky, whom he divorced in 2013.

Associated With

He was inspired by the work of William Carlos Williams.