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597. A Creative Conversation with Mark Doty

Thursday, 5 January, 3:30–4:45 p.m., Independence East, Sheraton

Program arranged by the Office of the Executive Director

Presiding: Patricia Yaeger, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Speaker: Mark Doty, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick

Session Description:

A conversation with the National Book Award winner and internationally acclaimed poet Mark Doty about glitter, grief, animals, AIDS, gay identity, and the craft of making memoirs and poetry; he will also read some of his poems.

Author Comment
Subject: Wonderful
This session was one of the highlights of my convention. Doty himself was terrific, and it's great that the MLA brought such a high-caliber poet to speak at the conference. The creative conversation format is a great change of pace from the academic sessions.