Doty, Mark 1994

Wednesday, December 14, 1994
with Stuart Dybek

Suddenly the stairs seem to climb down themselves,
atomized plaster billowing: dust of 1907’s
rooming house, this year’s bake shop and florist’s,
the ghosts of their signs faint above the windows
lined, last week, with loaves and blooms.

– Mark Doty, “Demolition”

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Wrapped in gold foil, in the search
and shouting of Easter Sunday,
it was the ball of the princess,
it was Pharoah’s body
sleeping in its golden case.

– Mark Doty, “Ararat”

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Watch Mark Doty read his work at the 2006 Dodge Poetry Festival:

Mark Doty reading at the 2006 Dodge Poetry Festival

“The House of Beauty”

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