My Alexandria

Author(s): Mark Doty


MY ALEXANDRIA comprises a series of eloquent meditations on the essential themes- mortality and life, beauty and loss. The collection is haunted by the spectre of AIDS, buts transfigured by Mark Doty's ranging imagination, effortless stylistic skill and huge emotional power. 'The courage of this book is that it looks away from nothing; the miracle is that wherever it looks it finds poetry. If it were mine to invent the poet to complete the century of William Carlos Williams and Wallace Stevens, I would create Mark Doty just as he is, a maker of big, risky, fearless poems in which ordinary human experience becomes music. ' Philip Levine 'Doty is at the height of his powers in these beautiful and important poems' - HARVARD REVIEW MY ALEXANDRIA is built around impermanence and doom, and though AIDS is a pervasive metaphor, the crystalline sensibility and breathtaking beauty of these poems is redemptive (on several levels) rathan than depressive. ' LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK REVIEW


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General Fields

  • : 9781910702765
  • : Penguin Random House
  • : Jonathan Cape
  • : 0.075
  • : April 2016
  • : .7 Centimeters X 12.9 Centimeters X 19.8 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Mark Doty
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 811.6
  • : 88