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Reviews

  • In his latest book, Atlantis, a collection of magnificent acts of attention, Mark Doty has found an ancient, radiant world within ours. Like the vanished continent of Atlantis, the present he occupies is submerged in loss. But is is luminous, a land bridge between the world of life and death...sublime, immediate, disappearing

    New York Times Book Review
  • Doty is a land of plenty, his poems celebrate abundance

    Colm Toibin, Guardian
  • The American poet Mark Doty dissents from the assumption that a plain style is more truthful than an elaborate one. Some poets are hypnotised by language and get caught flat-footed, but Doty is witty and quick... Wonderful

    Daily Telegraph
  • Doty's poetry mixes acute observation with an astute ear to create lines that not only luxuriate in their own beauty but also have a sense of real urgency. Scintillating and searing, he seems to have created a new poetic form; a synthesis of emotional power and linguistic experiment

    Sue Hubbard, Independent

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