February 18, 2022 - King’s College will host the New York Times best-selling and national award-winning poet Mark Doty for a public reading and book signing on Mar. 24, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. in the Burke Auditorium.

The distinguished poet and essayist is visiting campus as part of the English Department’s Visiting Writer Program. During his visit, Doty will teach an afternoon workshop for the program’s writing students. Later that evening, the community is invited to a poetry reading and question and answer session. A book signing will follow the reading, where Doty’s books will be available for purchase.

The reading at 7:30 p.m. is free and open to the public. The Burke Auditorium is located on the first floor of the McGowan School of Business. Visitors can park in lots off the circle accessed from North Franklin Street. Visitors must follow King’s College COVID-19 guidelines and wear masks indoors.

Mark Doty is the author of nine books of poetry, including Deep Lane (April 2015); Fire to Fire: New and Selected Poems, which won the 2008 National Book Award; and My Alexandria, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the T.S. Eliot Prize in the UK. He is also the author of four memoirs: the New York Times-bestselling What Is the Grass, Dog Years, Firebird, and Heaven’s Coast, as well as a book about craft and criticism, The Art of Description: World Into Word. Doty has received two NEA fellowships, Guggenheim and Rockefeller Foundation Fellowships, a Lila Wallace/Readers Digest Award, and the Witter Byner Prize. Doty is a Distinguished Professor at Rutgers University and teaches in NYU’s low-residency MFA program in Paris. To read more about Mark Doty, visit blueflowerarts.com/artist/mark-doty.