SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Springfield College hosted a reading by Mark Doty: Poet, Essayist, and Memoirist on Feb. 28 at the Cleveland E. and Phyllis B. Dodge Room in the Richard B. Flynn Campus Union. The reading was part of the 2013 Springfield College William Simpson Fine Arts Series spring schedule.
Doty is the author of more than 12 books of poetry and prose. Whether he is writing about his intimate relationships with objects in the mortal world, grief connected to a lover dying of AIDS, or his relationship with his dogs, his writing is beautiful and fearless. His book entitled Dog Years won the 2008 American Library Association Stonewall Book Awards Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award. His last book of poetry entitled Fire to Fire: New and Selected Poems won the 2008 National Book Award for Poetry.
The 2013 Springfield College William Simpson Fine Arts Series spring schedule features a variety of art exhibitions, theater performances, film events, concerts, readings, and dance performances. Most events are free of charge, and the free series poster is available by calling (413) 748-3187.