Praised by the New York Times for his “dazzling, tactile grasp of the world,” award-winning poet, Goddard alumnus (MFA ’80), and former faculty member Mark Doty read from his work at Goddard’s Haybarn Theater on January 6, 2016. (Presented by Goddard’s MFA in Creative Writing Program’s Visiting Writers Series). The next morning, I had the opportunity to interview mark on the radio for WGDR.
“I have always been concerned with evanescence and with disappearance. I am a natural born elegist; I look at the world and I think about what’s vanishing. I think about what we love and how it moves away from us and how we move away from what we love. But I never thought so much about time as a process, time as… is it an entity? Is it an energy? Is it the nature of things simply to move forward in some way? What is that moving forward?”
Listen to the whole conversation here: