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(10 August 1953 / Maryville, Tennessee)

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A Display Of Mackeral

They lie in parallel rows,
on ice, head to tail,
each a foot of luminosity
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  • Charles Boyer (1/31/2012 6:13:00 PM)

    I think Mark Doty's great. An heir to Marianne Moore in his precise use of language and eye for the visual detail. Never bombastic or tedious or pretentious. And no postmodern gibberish. He'll last.

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  • Charles Boyer (1/31/2012 6:09:00 PM)

    I think Mark Doty's great. An heir to Marianne Moore in his precise use of language and eye for the visual detail. Never bombastic or tedious or pretentious. And no postmodern gibberish. He'll last.

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