What makes his poetry and memoir writing so moving is that it has a very strong emotional resonance, says Dr. Craig Svonkin, assistant professor of English at Metropolitan State College at Denver. Its often autobiographical and clear, unlike some contemporary poetry. He uses simple things to talk about human love and human connection. Hes a writer who writes about the everyday, but in a way that brings everyday emotions to life.
Beginning at 11:30 a.m., Doty will read from his collection, Fire to Fire: New and Selected Poems, and then answer questions. At 4 p.m., Doty will deliver a talk on memory and the writing process titled The House of Memory: Writing From Remembered Spaces. Hell also appear at 7:30 p.m. at the Tattered Cover LoDo, 1628 16th Street. Some poets are great poets, but they dont read or talk about their work well, says Svonkin. Doty is good at both. For anyone who aspires to be a writer, these presentations are not to be missed.
Admission is free; for more information, call 303-556-2755 or go to www.mscd.edu/MetroCal/Calendar/event.jsp?monthYear=03/2009&day=19. Visit www.tatteredcover.com for information about tonights reading.
Thu., March 19, 11:30 a.m., 2009