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Author: DOTY, MARK
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Doty, Mark    Poet's Biography
54 poems available by this author


63RD STREET Y    Poem Text    
First Line: All night steam heat pours
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


A DISPLAY OF MACKEREL    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: They lie in parallel rows
Subject(s): Mackerel


A GREEN CRAB'S SHELL    Poem Text    
First Line: Not, exactly, green:
Subject(s): Summer


ADONIS THEATER    Poem Text    
First Line: It must have seemed the apex of dreams
Subject(s): Americans; United States; America


ALMOST BLUE    Poem Text    
First Line: If hart crane played the trumpet
Last Line: And you let to and why not
Subject(s): Baker, Chet (1929-1988); Jazz; Music & Musicians


ARARAT    Poem Text    
First Line: Wrapped in gold foil, in the search


AT THE GYM    Poem Text    
First Line: This salt-stain spot
Subject(s): Gymnasia


ATLANTIS: 1. FAITH    Poem Text    
First Line: I've been having these / awful dreams, each a little different
Last Line: I didnít know who I was trying to protect
Subject(s): Aids (Disease); Sickness; Dreams; Dogs; Gay & Lesbians; Illness


ATLANTIS: 2. REPRIEVE    Poem Text    
First Line: I woke in the night / and thought, it was a dream
Last Line: It was only a dream
Subject(s): Aids (Disease); Sickness; Dreams; Dogs; Gay & Lesbians; Illness


ATLANTIS: 3. MICHAEL'S DREAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Michael writes to tell me his dream
Last Line: What something is in order to hold it
Subject(s): Aids (Disease); Sickness; Dreams; Dogs; Gay & Lesbians; Illness


ATLANTIS: 4. ATLANTIS    Poem Text    
First Line: I thought your illness a kind of solvent
Last Line: Drenched, unchanged
Subject(s): Aids (Disease); Sickness; Dreams; Dogs; Gay & Lesbians; Illness


ATLANTIS: 5. COASTAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Cold april and the neighbor girl
Last Line: Stubborn girl.
Subject(s): Aids (Disease); Sickness; Dreams; Dogs; Gay & Lesbians; Illness


ATLANTIS: 6. NEW DOG    Poem Text    
First Line: Jimmy and tony / can't keep dino
Last Line: The animal, the new
Subject(s): Aids (Disease); Sickness; Dreams; Dogs; Gay & Lesbians; Illness


BEGINNERS    Poem Text    
First Line: The year miss tynes enrolled our class
Subject(s): Education; Schools; Students


BILL'S STORY    Poem Text    
First Line: When my sister came back from africa
Last Line: Shut up, mother, I said, and annie died
Subject(s): Aids (Disease); Sickness; Dreams; Dogs; Gay & Lesbians; Illness


BRIAN AGE SEVEN    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Grateful for their tour
Subject(s): Children; Portraits; Childhood


BROADWAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Under grand central's tattered vault
Last Line: The jewel of love for us
Subject(s): Cities; New York City; Urban Life; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


CEMETERY ROAD    Poem Text    
First Line: No one's been buried here for years
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Graveyards


CHARLIE HOWARD'S DESCENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Between the bridge and the river
Subject(s): Diving & Divers; Death; Dead, The


COUTURE    Poem Text    
First Line: Peony silks
Subject(s): Beauty; Clothing & Dress


CREPE DE CHINE    Poem Text    
First Line: These drugstore windows
Last Line: Call me crepe de chine
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


DAYS OF 1981    Poem Text    
First Line: Cambridge street, summer
Last Line: A blue I could barely see
Subject(s): Popular Culture - United States


DEEP LANE        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Dogs


DEMOLITION    Poem Text    
First Line: The intact facade's almost black


DIFFERENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: The jellyfish / float in the bay shallows
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


ELIZABETH BISHOP, CROTON (WATERCOLOR, 9 X 5.75, N.D.)    Poem Text    
First Line: Exiles see exiles everywhere
Last Line: Enisled, this ellipse is coral & sable
Subject(s): Paintings & Painters


FIRE TO FIRE    Poem Text    
First Line: All smolder and oxblood
Last Line: Which is why the coronaíd seedhead flashes the finches down
Subject(s): Fire; War


FLIT    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: =
Subject(s): Chickadees; Winter


GOLDEN RETRIEVALS    Poem Text    
First Line: Fetch? Balls and sticks capture my attention
Subject(s): Dogs


HAIR    Poem Text    
First Line: In a scene in the film
Subject(s): Hair; Motion Pictures; Concentration Camps; Movies; Cinema


HARBOR LIGHTS    Poem Text    
First Line: I'm coming home through the red lacquered lobby
Subject(s): Cities; Urban Life


HEAVEN FOR HELEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Helen says heaven, for her,
Subject(s): Heaven; Paradise


HEAVEN FOR STANLEY    Poem Text    
First Line: For his birthday, I gave stanley a hyacinth bean
Subject(s): Friendship


HOMO WILL NOT INHERIT    Poem Text    
First Line: Downtown anywhere and between the roil
Last Line: Gorgeous, and on fire. I have my kingdom
Subject(s): Alienation (Social Psychology); Dissenters; Exiles; Gays & Lesbians; Marginality, Social; Estrangement; Outcasts; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


LATE FLIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: The pilot of the little plane must stop his engines
Last Line: The self is made of night
Subject(s): Aviation & Aviators; Flight; Airplanes; Air Pilots; Flying


LETTER TO GOD    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The dogs were tired and bewildered
Last Line: Itís still possible a reply might reach them
Subject(s): God; Prayer; Religion; Theology


LILIES IN NEW YORK    Poem Text    
First Line: A drawing: smudged shadow, deep worked areas of graphite
Last Line: Open. And who could hope to draw that?
Subject(s): Flowers; Lilies; New York City; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


PAUL'S TATTOO    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The flesh dreams toward permanence,


PLAYLAND    Poem Text    
First Line: The black piano player's straightened hair
Last Line: "continues, yes, light the light, Iíll be home, late tonight,
Subject(s): African Americans - Song & Music


ROBERT HARMS PAINTS THE SURFACE OF LITTLE FRESH POND    Poem Text    
First Line: Surface the action of the day,


SHAKER ORCHARD    Poem Text    
First Line: Holding even flowers subject


SIGNAL    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Lost cockatiel, cried the sign, hand-lettered


STATEMENT OF CONSCIENCE       
First Line: Poetry has always been a voice fro those without voices, a
Subject(s): Politics & Government; War


THE DEATH OF ANTINOUS    Poem Text    
First Line: When the beautiful young man drowned
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


THE EMBRACE    Poem Text    
First Line: You weren't well or really ill yet either;
Subject(s): Illness


THE HOUSE OF BEAUTY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: In jersey city, on tonnelle avenue,


THREE SUNDAYS, A SATURDAY, ROSES, PHOTOGRAPHS    Poem Text    
First Line: Sunday after you're gone I photograph
Subject(s): Love


TIARA    Poem Text    
First Line: Peter died in a paper tiara cut
Last Line: But ask for it?
Subject(s): Aids (Disease); Sickness; Illness


TO BESSIE DRENNAN    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Paintings & Painters


TO THE ENGRAVER OF MY SKIN    Poem Text    
First Line: I understand this pact is mortal,


TURTLE, SWAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Because the road to our house
Subject(s): Aids (Disease); Gays & Lesbians; Sickness; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men; Illness


WHERE YOU ARE: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: Flung to your salt parameters in all that wide gleam
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Love; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


WHERE YOU ARE: 2. EVERYWHERE    Poem Text    
First Line: I thought I'd lost you. But you said I'm inbued
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


WHERE YOU ARE: 3. VAN GOGH, FLOWERING ROSEBUSHES: 1889    Poem Text    
First Line: A billow of attention
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men