In this time of Covid, and maybe in all times of human existence, we experience these great emotions of love and grief. And we have only one way to explain them: in storytelling. But there's a deep problem here: we can't experience them in the same way we try to explain them. We can't tell our way out of the fundamental emotions of the human experience.Join me, Mark Scarbrough, as I take an in-depth look at Mark Doty's gorgeous poem about grief and loss, "The Embrace." It's one of the most honest, heart-felt revelations about loss I've ever read on this podcast.
Iconic poets Sharon Olds and Mark Doty read from their influential collections, and discuss the secrets behind their fearless craft. This event took place on June 10, 2017, and was moderated by Provincetown poet Kelle Groom.
We're starting the New Year on a high. This month, The Line Break listens in on the wonderful Mark Doty, poet and author of Deep Lane, recently nominated for the T S Eliot Prize. And back with two more poetry sparks, Ryan has you writing transcendentally about the mundane, and exploring the things you shouldn't say. Listeners to The Line Break can also join the The Line Break group on CAMPUS, the Poetry School’s free online community for poets. http://campus.poetryschool.comProduced by Culture Laser Productions http://www.culturelaser.com @culturelaser
State Of Wonder: May 30, 2015 - Ai Wei Wei At PAM, OBT's New Home, Mark Doty, Gabe Fernandez & More
OPB's State of Wonder
This week's crop of wonders finds the fantastic in familiar things, and the inspiration in the extraordinary: 1:00 - Karen Karbo is railbound! She's one of 24 writers out of 16,000 to score the first round of the Amtrak writers' residency. 3:00 - Walidah Imarisha and Adrienne Marée Brown on editing the sci-fi anthology "Octavia's Brood." 10:14 - Oregon Ballet announces that it's found a new home: the South Waterfront. 11:44 - What Are You Looking At? Namita Gupta Wiggers reviews work by Ai Weiwei at the Portland Art Museum. 19:19 - We remember Alvin Josephy, who laid the groundwork for Wallowa County's thriving cultural scene. 23:20 - KPAI's Morning Host Larry Duckworth introduces us to his favorite spins. 28:32 - From the Literary Arts Archives: Poet Mark Doty. 37:36 - opbmusic session with one of Portland's most dynamic new transplants, Robin Bacior. 44:30 - "Oregon Art Beat" introduces us to painter Gabe Fernandez.To read more, visit our site: http://www.opb.org/radio/programs/stateofwonder/segment/state-of-wonder-may-30-2015/
Mark Doty speaks with Ryan Van Winkle about daring to do the things in poems that others are scared to do and bringing aspects of your own personality into your writing and your readings. In this wide ranging discussion we cover such topics as Alec Baldwin, dogs, celebration and the importance of reading widely to develop as a writer. Presented by Ryan Van Winkle @rvwable and produced by Colin Fraser @kailworm of Culture Laser Productions http://www.culturelaser.com @culturelaser.
In an absorbing exchange, acclaimed US poet Mark Doty talks to Richard Scott about some of his most famous poems, the gay experience in literature, the inspiration of Cavafy and Rilke, Doty's new Whitman project, and grieving, courage and desire.