• "Deep Lane, [Doty’s] best work yet, is astute, contemplative and deeply moving."

    Washington Post
  • "Mark Doty’s ninth collection displays his customary gift for emphatic observation, collapsing the distance between poet and subject to establish an observance of both secular and sexual mysteries."

    W N Herbert, Literary Review
  • "Full of urban romanticism, with images of delving and desire and the search for “the wild unsayable”, mixed in with wonderings about his parents."

    John Walsh, Independent
  • "The collection is permeated with a sense of finding depth, travelling downward and into roots."

    Charlotte Runcie, Daily Telegraph