Mark Doty‘s latest, Deep Lane, is truly exceptional. Poetry can, of course, be any number of things but some of the stuff I enjoy teeters on the edge of the abyss and, somehow, the poet, the poem, is able to snatch the heat of hell, the salve of heaven from somewhere beyond our plane. Deep Lane is one such collection.
Doty’s walk down Deep Lane delivers the kind of psychodrama that makes us all feel less alone.
The Poetry Book Society has commissioned me to review each of the 10 collections short-listed for the 2015 T S Eliot Prize and my first piece, on Deep Lane, has been posted >>here>> today, on the Poetry Bookshop website.
- The Poetry Book Society
- Mark Doty’s blog
- Mark Doty at the Poetry Foundation
- Mark Doty’s Theories and Apparitions on Poor Rude Lines
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