Mark Doty is the author of more than a dozen books of poetry and prose. Fire to Fire: New and Selected Poems (Harper, 2008) won the National Book Award, and his earlier collection My Alexandria (Illinois, 1993) won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the T.S. Eliot Prize. His book of essays on poetic craft, The Art of Description: World into Word (Graywolf, 2010) is widely read and taught. His many other honors include a Whiting Writers’ Award, the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for Nonfiction, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.