The Poetry Center at PCCC offers free readings as part of the Distinguished Poets Series. Normally held in-person at the Center in Paterson, New Jersey, the fall series has been offered as virtual events.
On November 7, 2020, Mark Doty will be the featured poet in the series.
Mark Doty is the author of nine books of poetry, including Deep Lane, Fire to Fire: New and Selected Poems, which won the 2008 National Book Award, and My Alexandria, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the T.S. Eliot Prize in the UK.
He is also the author of three memoirs: the New York Times-bestselling Dog Years, Firebird, and Heaven’s Coast, as well as a book about craft and criticism, The Art of Description: World Into Word. His latest book is What Is the Grass: Walt Whitman in My Life. Doty has received two NEA fellowships, Guggenheim and Rockefeller Foundation Fellowships, a Lila Wallace/Readers Digest Award, and the Witter Byner Prize.
The event link will take you to the live event and also to the archived recording.
The live events are held from 11:30a.m.- noon ET https://youtu.be/erAWzczoNZw