Author(s): Mark Doty
A self-confessed ?chubby smart bookish sissy with glasses and a Southern accent?, Mark Doty grew up on the move, the family following his father?s engineering work across America. With his rebellious sister already heading for abortions and prison, and his fragile mother drinking herself to death, the young Mark has quite enough troubles without discovering that his emerging sexuality is The Wrong One. Noted poet Mark Doty is a guest at the 2004 NZ Post Writers and Readers Week
A brilliant, bittersweet memoir of growing up gay by the prize-winning poet 20010730
Mark Doty is the author of four poetry collections - including My Alexandria, which won the 1995 T. S. Eliot Prize. He has also published a prose memoir, Heaven's Coast, which won the PEN/Martha Albrand Award. He has received numerous other grants and awards for his work. He lives in Provincetown, Massachusetts and Houston, where he teaches at the University of Texas.