My photograph entitled Aperture has been published as the cover image for Deep Lane, the latest book from award-winning author Mark Doty. The image is a favorite of mine, and I’m honored to have it appear on such a superb collection.
Mark’s work has been widely published and well-received. His Fire to Fire: New and Selected Poems, won the National Book Award for Poetry in 2008. His books of poems include School of the Arts, Source, and My Alexandria. He has also published four volumes of nonfiction prose: Still Life with Oysters and Lemon, Heaven’s Coast, Firebird and Dog Years, which was a New York Times bestseller in 2007. The Art of Description, a handbook for writers, appeared in 2011.
His poems have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, The London Review of Books, Ploughshares, Poetry, and The New Yorker. Widely anthologized, his work also appears in The Norton Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry and many other collections.
Mark’s work has been honored by the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, a Whiting Writers Award, two Lambda Literary Awards and the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for First Nonfiction. He is the only American poet to have received the T.S. Eliot Prize in the UK (quite an achievement), and he has received fellowships from the Guggenheim, Ingram Merrill and Lila Wallace/Readers Digest Foundations, and from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Mark is Professor/Writer in Residence at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.