Sweet Machine: Poems by Mark Doty

Sweet Machine: Poems

byMark Doty

Paperback | March 4, 1998

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Mark Doty's last two award-winning collections of poetry, as well as his acclaimed memoir Heaven's Coast, used the devastation of AIDS as a lens through which to consider questions of loss, love and identity. The poems in his new collection, Sweet Machine, see the world from a new, hard-won perspective: A coming back to life, after so much death, a way of seeing the body's "sweet machine" not simply as a time bomb, but also as a vibrant, sensual, living thing. These poems are themselves "sweet machines"--lyrical, exuberant and joyous--and they mark yet another milestone in the extraordinary career of one of our most distinguished and accomplished poets.

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Mark Doty's last two award-winning collections of poetry, as well as his acclaimed memoir Heaven's Coast, used the devastation of AIDS as a lens through which to consider questions of loss, love and identity. The poems in his new collection, Sweet Machine, see the world from a new, hard-won perspective: A coming back to life, after so ...
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Title:Sweet Machine: PoemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:132 pages, 9.25 × 6 × 0.29 inPublished:March 4, 1998Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060952563

ISBN - 13:9780060952563

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From the award-winning author of Heaven's Coast, Atlantis, and My Alexandria comes an intensely expressive, fervent and ecstatic collection of poems. Sweet Machine: Poems takes the image of the body as "the sweet machine," a pulsating, physical and living entity. Mark Doty's poetry engages readers from the first line; as a result of his moving and perceptive poems he has received the American Academy of Arts and Letters' Witier Bynner Prize for Poetry.

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"Having published the first poem and the last, I thought--having read the old poems too--I had known what to expect, but the senses are always new, and Doty's loyalty to them, and to the sense they make, continues to astonish, to enlighten, to console." (Richard Howard)