Atlantis

E Books Atlantis This book is pretty amazing With the exception of Keats I don t usually read books of poetry these days I m a prose novel person because I like getting invested in characters

E-Books Atlantis This book is pretty amazing. With the exception of Keats, I don’t usually read books of poetry these days. I’m a prose/novel person, because I like getting invested in characters, and in general I just love a good story. That said, I plan to read more of Doty’s work. And I will probably end up re-reading Atlantis, because there is clearly A LOT there. Okay, to start with the title, I’m assuming it is no coincidence that the title of this collection is the same as one of Hart Crane’s poems. (After all, there are no “coincidences” when it comes to literary analysis, right? ;) ) That could work, as Doty touches on some similar concepts such as the connections between the human experience and the universal, and the significance of place (the urban city, water). If no allusion to Crane is intended and Doty is connecting only to the myth of the lost city that also rings true, as Atlantis seems to include the theme of searching for a (possibly only mythic) place of acceptance and identity, as well as function as an elegy for a world devastated by AIDs.I love how many of Doty’s poems center around finding beauty in aspects of life and the natural world that many would see as only ugly or at best unremarkable, like decrepit old boats along the shore. On a deeper level, Doty seems to find beauty intertwined even in death and darkness, just as Whitman does in poems like “Scented Herbage of my Breast.” In fact, reading Whitman’s poems about death alongside Doty’s creates a powerful and poignant comparison. While a similarity can certainly be seen between the touching ending of the poem “Atlantis” ( listing the different victims and those who still “hold” them) and Whitman’s battlefield vigils beside young, dead and dying men, overall I see more difference than similarity. Bobby’s story in “Grosse Fuge” captures that contrast perfectly. While untimely death is beautiful and romanticized as well as tragic in Whitman’s poems, the casualties of the AIDs epidemic are still often ostracized and demonized rather than mourned as fallen heroes, like those who fall in battle are by the general public. While Whitman writes of an intimacy between the dead/dying and those who care for them, Doty writes of a cold, lonely death. A man no one wants to actually touch (even the medical professional who wore gloves when they were not needed) or comfort. Really powerful stuff.. Atlantis Viral Kindle The poignant, accomplished new collection of poetry from the author of My Alexandria 1993 winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, Los Angeles Times Book Award, 1993 National Book Award Finalist.. Mark Doty is the author of six books of poems and two memoirs, Heaven s Coast and Firebird A Guggenheim, Ingram Merrill, and Whiting Fellow, he has also received the National Book Critics Circle Award and the PEN Martha Albrand Prize for Nonfiction He teaches at the University of Houston, and divides his time between Houston and Provincetown, Massachusetts.. A viral Books Atlantis A brave candling theory I'm making for you,little lamplight; believe,and ripple out freeas shimmer is. Go.Don't go. Go.I'm not sure anyone writes about death better than Mark Doty does, but I'm not sure anyone writes about life better than Mark Doty does, either. Atlantis is the poetry collection that deals the most directly with the death of his partner, Wally, from AIDS, but when I think about it ten days after finishing it, I see a riot of colors and textures: brightly hued half-submerged boats in the harbor; vivid shades of nature, of sea and sky, of textiles and precious gems and metals. The animals are lively and life-giving; the men stop living when they die, but not a moment sooner than that. The connections Doty draws among all of these things are rapturous and deeply felt, and as a reader, you feel profoundly sad, but also profoundly grateful to be alive.
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  1. Mark Doty is the author of six books of poems and two memoirs, Heaven s Coast and Firebird A Guggenheim, Ingram Merrill, and Whiting Fellow, he has also received the National Book Critics Circle Award and the PEN Martha Albrand Prize for Nonfiction He teaches at the University of Houston, and divides his time between Houston and Provincetown, Massachusetts.

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  1. A brave candling theory I m making for you,little lamplight believe,and ripple out freeas shimmer is Go.Don t go Go.I m not sure anyone writes about death better than Mark Doty does, but I m not sure anyone writes about life better than Mark Doty does, either Atlantis is the poetry collection that deals the most directly with the death of his partner, Wally, from AIDS, but when I think about it ten days after finishing it, I see a riot of colors and textures brightly hued half submerged boats in [...]


  2. This book is pretty amazing With the exception of Keats, I don t usually read books of poetry these days I m a prose novel person, because I like getting invested in characters, and in general I just love a good story That said, I plan to read of Doty s work And I will probably end up re reading Atlantis, because there is clearly A LOT there Okay, to start with the title, I m assuming it is no coincidence that the title of this collection is the same as one of Hart Crane s poems After all, ther [...]


  3. In my extensive reading of poetry, I have studied no other poet as much as I have Mark Doty With each book of his I read, I am able to quickly notice and learn new craft lessons, partly because I am so familiar with his style and partly because his content is so immediately discernible to me due to certain parallels in our lives With this collection, I was able to see what his critics are saying when they point out how his descriptions of color and light tend to meander a bit too long However, [...]


  4. Mark Doty looks at things most of us wouldn t notice and turns them into meaning Rows of frozen mackeral, a crab shell He finds consolation for death in the ocean s cast offs In this graceful collection, none stands out above the rest the price of gleaming.


  5. On a first read Atlantis can be painfully slow reading, as Doty seems to spend the first half of every poem lost in detailed description However, upon a second or third reading, my appreciation for the collection deepened significantly For lurking underneath much of the description are the painful themes of loss and slow decay Indeed, the central eponymous poem, Atlantis, chronicles the death of Doty s lover Wally Roberts.By far my favorite poem in the collection, however, is Homo Will Not Inher [...]


  6. This is an easy to read book of poems that really captures the beauty underlying what is horrible in the world the world is made beautiful by its beautiful clothes That may be a misquote, but you get the point.


  7. Mark Doty s third collection, MY ALEXANDRIA, won the 1993 National Book Critics Circle Award, and his new volume of poems, ATLANTIS, crowns its predecessor s substantial achievements Its mythical title notwithstanding, the realm of Atlantis is fully human, subject to forces that make most things seem fallen down, broken apart, carried away Yet among Doty s notable strengths is his ability to celebrate this realm of grief and loss as a place that nonetheless offers an array of gorgeous ness For i [...]


  8. Mark Doty Atlantis HarperCollins Books, 1995Mark Doty seems to paint one fluid stream of pictures in his brilliant collection of poetry, Atlantis He provides a thought provoking, and world questioning escape by truly mastering the art of flow, making his poems run like a stream trickling over tiny stones Though each poem illuminates a different moment, they all seem to run together in one glorious landscape The attention to detail Doty pays to the smallest things or moments is brilliant He notic [...]


  9. I love Mark Doty I m as much his groupie as one can be for a poet I ve seen him read several times, and he always makes me weep His poems are both clever and important Whether contemplating our souls, wondering if we could be opened into this if the smallest chambers of ourselves similarly, revealed some sky 9 , or meditating on age, relating that I felt both young and awake which I never felt when I was young 52 , his work provides some insightful perspectives on life s major questions He dedic [...]


  10. Absolutely heartbreaking and wonderful Doty s poetry skips and arcs across the page like droplets left over from the splash Listen This drenched failure suggestsa whole aesthetic of ruin salt patinas,flacked and scoured exactitudes,a history of color Venetian reds,brazilwood, cochineal Here, llo,the color of ripe Italian blackberriesThe whole book really is this wonderful I couldn t pick a favorite quote to capture the elegance of Doty s words The descriptions are vivid, with a heavy use of colo [...]



  11. I adore Mark Doty s work, so I think you all know how this review s going to go Atlantis is one of those collections that inspires both despair and hope, that manages to articulate the horrors and fears of death, decay and illness while finding some beauty in the bleak to hold on to, or to remember Tender is the word that comes to mind, and Doty is gentle while unflinching The poems A Green Crab s Shell Not, exactly, green closer to bronze preserved in kind brine something retrieved from a Greco [...]


  12. This is my first Mark Doty collection, and will look forward to his other works.The poems are lyrical, elegiac but restraint and beautiful Doty is an artist that is aware of the metaphysics of writing his thoughts on the transformation of meaning in writing comes through strongly in the first poem we encounter, titled Description What is description, after all,but encoded desire And if we saythe marsh, if we forgeterms for it, then isn t itcontained in us, a little,the brightness Such introspect [...]


  13. Suppose we could iridesce, like these, and lose ourselvesentirely in the universeof shimmer would you want to be yourself only,unduplicatable, doomedto be lost They d prefer, plainly, to be flashing participants, multitudinous Even now they seem to be boltingforward, heedless of stasis They don t care they re deadand nearly frozen, just as, presumably, they didn t care that they were living all, all for all,the rainbowed school and its acres of brilliant classrooms, in which no verb is singular, [...]


  14. Mark Doty s poetry combines the aesthetics and eye of a painter with the talent of a writer His poems are canvases with multi hued strokes of evocative and intricate imagery While this is reminiscent of the Romantics, the poems differ in the choice and treatment of subjects One of the repetitive imageries is related to ships and harbours One of the stars goes out of this review because of the length of each poems they are so long and filled with so many images that many a times I found myself fo [...]


  15. I totally loved this book It was moving, beautifully written with evidence of great craftsmanship The book is a deeply emotional book as Doty contemplates the death of Wally Roberts from AIDS amidst an ongoing plague of AIDS There is great tragedy in this book, but also great humanity and striking beauty I admired the tightness of Doty s forms which managed to house passionate and intellgent thoughts A terrific read.


  16. I love Rope But who d suggest Charley s lived long enough Think of Solomon,who commanded the child be divided between mothers who could cut apartone living thing, or sever the rope that holds them bothin the world It s frayed as it is Art is this storng,exactly love s gravity, the weight of Charley s body,in his rope harness, suspended from his master s hand


  17. What continues to amaze me about Doty s work is how he can balance the tragic subject matter, the incredible poetic impulse, and still maintain a firm awareness of the craft necessary to make a good poem These poems aren t too controlled, they are masterfully composed The one image from this book that I enjoy most is the line between ocean and bay Simple, vivid, but how it resonates deepens through the course of the book.


  18. Atlantis, unfortunately, was not worth the wait His poems are very prosey Many are overly sentimental, the tone overbearing to the point where the meaning gets blurred This collection works well for a medical discourse in literature class though.Some lines popped from the dullness His stuff about the city is moving and smart Some images made me go, wow maybe the rest will be as good as this No, these moments were rare gems.


  19. Mark Doty has used the elemental forces around the sea and weather to illustrate the tragedy of loosing someone you love too soon I loved this collection, where he delivers one unique metaphor after the other without anything sounding forced or sentimental My favorite poem is Two Ruined Boats, even the title speaks.


  20. Again, amongst my top 5 poets, Doty s work is simultaneously lush and spare, stark and overripe Even lighter obervations like his amazing and lean Display of Mackerel bristle with deep questions of hope and mortality.


  21. The usual stunning language and solid emotional core that Doty seems to always have in his writing poetry or prose is very much present in this colleciton of poetry These poems really do see the world in a grain of sand as Blake would have it.


  22. This is a great book of poetry The imagery is fantastic The words used are sublime I felt like I was in the living room on a chair talking to him My favorite poem in the book was Grosse Fuge It was long, but beautifully brought to life by his words.


  23. Although not quite finished with this book, it brought me to tears and will no doubt do so again before I finish Doty s words, images, sequences draw me in completely I will need to read his other works and hope to be shaken as I was with this book.


  24. The tenacity and beauty of that which is dying Doty looks to nature for examples of death, the shortness and loveliness of life, ways to understand our life and death The loss of Wally is always on the horizon, but most poems don t deal with Wally or AIDS or dying directly Lovely lovely.


  25. After being seduced into a comfortable lull by Mark Doty s reflections of life near a P town beach, I found his meditations on loss and blunt responses to pain even effective Impressive craftsmanship is displayed on every page.




  26. still my favorite collection of poetry doty can take something so simple, and turn it into something incredible check out green crab s shell it s stunning.



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