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Sweet Machine By Mark Doty

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The third collection of poems from the young American poet who produced "My Alexandria", "Atlantis", and the prose memoir "Heaven's Coast". For "My Alexandria", Doty won the 1995 Eliot Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the "Los Angeles Times" Book Award.

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Sweet Machine by Mark Doty

The three books that brought Mark Doty acclaim - the poetry collections MY ALEXANDRIA and ATLANTIS, and the prose memoir HEAVEN'S COAST - dealt unflinchingly with love and its loss. The poems in this new book are from a man transfigured and elevated by grief, and the tone throughout is one of celebration at the majesty, the impossible splendour of the living world. Whether the subject is golden retriev-ers or humpback whales, Delft tiles or Murano glass, lilacs on Third Avenue or turtles on Broadway, these are exquisite, transcendent hymns of praise- seneuous, brilliant and thrillingly alive.

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About Mark Doty

Mark Doty's poetry collections include My Alexandria, Atlantis, Sweet Machine, Source and School of the Arts. He has received many honours for his poetry, including the National Book Critics Circle Award, a Whiting Writers Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Lila Wallace/Reader's Digest Award. A National Book Award finalist and two-time recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, he is the only American poet to have won the T.S. Eliot Prize. The author of three prose volumes - Heaven's Coast, Firebird, and Still Life with Oysters and Lemon - he is a professor at the University of Houston and lives in New York City and Provincetown.

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Sweet Machine by Mark Doty
Mark Doty
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Vintage Publishing
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.