School of the Arts: Poems


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The darkly graceful poems in Mark Doty's seventh collection explore the ways in which we are educated by the implacable powers of time and desire. The world constantly renews itself, and the new brings both possibility and erasure. Given the limits of our own bodies, how are we to live within the inevitability of despair? This is the plainest of Doty's books, its language stripped and humbled. But whatever depths are sounded in these poems, their humane and open music sustains. Art itself instructs us. Lucian Freud's ...

School of the Arts: Poems 2006, Harper Perennial

ISBN-13: 9780060752460

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School of the Arts: Poems 2005, HarperTorch, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780060752453