Poet and memoirist Mark Doty's new and selected poems Fire to Fire was awarded the National Book Award last night at the NBF's annual gala event in New York City.
You can listen to Doty read a few poems here, read an excerpt from Fire to Fire here, and listen to Julie Bernstein chat with Doty here.

Originally Published: November 20th, 2008

Travis Nichols is the author of two books of poetry: Iowa (2010, Letter Machine Editions) and See Me Improving (2010); and he is the author of two novels: Off We Go Into the Wild Blue Yonder (2012) and The More You Ignore Me (2013). He has contributed to The Believer, Paste, The...

  1. November 21, 2008
     Kenneth Goldsmith

    Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss...

  2. November 21, 2008

    Mark Doty is not the boss of me!

  3. November 21, 2008

    Kenneth Goldsmith's repartee - which, I'm sure all will agree, is sparkling - reminds me of his response to Kay Ryan's appointment as Poet Laureate... how did it go? Ah, yes: "Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss."

  4. November 25, 2008
     Rich Villar

    I kinda like the new boss. His poems mean things. I know that's passe these days, but huzzahs anyway.