Whitman at 200 Keynote with Mark Doty

BPL’s Whitman at 200 weekend will kick off with a keynote lecture by Mark Doty.

Mark Doty’s nine books of poems and five volumes of nonfiction prose include Fire to Fire: New and Selected Poems, which won the National Book Award for Poetry in 2008 and the memoir Dog Years, a New York Times bestseller. The first American poet to receive the T.S. Eliot Prize in the U.K., he’s also received the National Book Critics Circle Award, a Whiting Writers Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and fellowships from the Guggenheim, Ingram-Merrill and Lila Wallace-Readers Digest Foundations. His new book, What Is the Grass: Walt Whitman in My Life, will be published by W W Norton in April 2020. A Distinguished Professor at Rutgers University, he lives in New York City.

This keynote and other events during the weekend are co-presented with Poetry Society of America.











When: Sat., May 18, 2019 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Where: Brooklyn Public Library - Central Library
10 Grand Army Plaza
718-230-2100
Price: Free
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BPL’s Whitman at 200 weekend will kick off with a keynote lecture by Mark Doty.

Mark Doty’s nine books of poems and five volumes of nonfiction prose include Fire to Fire: New and Selected Poems, which won the National Book Award for Poetry in 2008 and the memoir Dog Years, a New York Times bestseller. The first American poet to receive the T.S. Eliot Prize in the U.K., he’s also received the National Book Critics Circle Award, a Whiting Writers Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and fellowships from the Guggenheim, Ingram-Merrill and Lila Wallace-Readers Digest Foundations. His new book, What Is the Grass: Walt Whitman in My Life, will be published by W W Norton in April 2020. A Distinguished Professor at Rutgers University, he lives in New York City.

This keynote and other events during the weekend are co-presented with Poetry Society of America.

Buy tickets/get more info now