Mark Doty's poetry collections include My Alexandria, Atlantis, Sweet Machine, Source and School of the Arts. He has received many honours for his poetry, including the National Book Critics Circle Award, a Whiting Writers Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Lila Wallace/Reader's Digest Award. A National Book Award finalist and two-time recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, he was the first American poet to win the T.S. Eliot Prize. The author of three prose volumes - Heaven's Coast, Firebird, and Still Life with Oysters and Lemon - he is a professor at the University of Houston and lives in New York City and Provincetown.