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Poets Doty, Kinsella to read, Sept. 26

Poets Mark Doty and John Kinsella will read from their works at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

Doty is the author of seven books of poems, including "School of the Arts," "Source," "Sweet Machine," "Atlantis" and "My Alexandria." His poems have appeared in many magazines including The Atlantic Monthly, The London Review of Books, Ploughshares, Poetry and The New Yorker, as well as in numerous collections. He also has also published three volumes of nonfiction prose.

Doty has received the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, a Whiting Writers Award, two Lambda Literary Awards and the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for First Nonfiction. He is the only American poet to have received the T.S. Eliot Prize in the United Kingdom. Doty is a professor at the University of Houston.

Kinsella is the author of more than 30 books of poetry, including "The New Arcadia," "Doppler Effect" and "Peripheral Light." His work has been translated into several languages and has earned many honors, including the Grace Leven Poetry Prize and the John Bray Award for Poetry.

Kinsella's poems, essays and reviews have been published in journals and newspapers around the world. He also has published autobiographical and fictional works, verse plays and a textual adaptation of the Wagner opera "Götterdämmerung." He is the founding editor of the international literary journal Salt and international editor of The Kenyon Review, and has taught at Kenyon College and Cambridge University.

The event is part of the Althea Ward Clark Reading Series sponsored by the Program in Creative Writing.

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