Diane brought two incredible authors with her to the MLA conference this January—one of whom was Mark Doty. Author of four memoirs and nine books of poetry, he is the winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN/Martha Albrand Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and, in the United Kingdom, the T. S. Eliot Prize. In 2008, he won the National Book Award for Fire to Fire: New and Selected Poems.
Today, we learned that two of Mark Doty's books are being adopted, and we wanted to share. His memoir Firebird is being taught at California State University, San Marcos in a course entitled “On The Writing Process.” A “Readings in Contemporary Poetry” course at Bennington College will be using Fire to Fire. Congratulations, Mark!