The Art of Description

The Art of Description : World into Word

By (author) Mark Doty


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"It sounds like a simple thing, to say what you see," Mark Doty begins. "But try to find words for the shades of a mottled sassafras leaf, or the reflectivity of a bay on an August morning, or the very beginnings of desire stirring in the gaze of someone looking right into your eyes . . ." Doty finds refuge in the sensory experience found in poems by Blake, Whitman, Bishop, and others. "The Art of Description "is an invaluable book by one of America's most revered writers and teachers.

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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 124.46 x 172.72 x 12.7mm | 204.12g
  • 21 Oct 2010
  • Graywolf Press,U.S.
  • MN
  • English
  • 1555975631
  • 9781555975630
  • 72,255

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MARK DOTY is the author of eight collections of poetry, including "Fire to Fire: New and Selected Poems," which won the National Book Award for Poetry in 2008. He teaches at Rutgers University and lives in New York.

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