Mark Doty, Provincetown, MA, 1992
Born in 1953 in Maryville, Tennessee, Mark Doty is an award-winning poet and memoirist. He holds a BA from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and an MFA in creative writing from Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont. His first book of poetry, titled Turtle, Swan, was published in 1987. When his partner Wally Roberts tested positive for HIV in 1989, Doty’s writing changed dramatically. My Alexandria, Doty’s 1993 book, is largely informed by the AIDS epidemic;...
The Robert Giard Fellowship Comes Home to the Hamptons
A Benefit with Guest of Honor Mark Doty
Sunday, August 24, from 5-7 p.m.
at the home of Sue Shapiro 280
Gerard Drive, East Hampton, NY
Please join us for the Robert Giard Foundation’s first event on the East End, a benefit for the Robert Giard Fellowship, with guest of honor, American poet and memoirist Mark Doty, winner of the National Book Award for Poetry.
This is an exciting homecoming...
Michael Callen, 1987
Singer, songwriter, author, and AIDS activist Michael Callen was born in 1955 in Rising Sun, Indiana, and was raised in Hamilton, Ohio. He attended Boston University on a music scholarship and graduated in 1977. After college, he moved to New York, singing in cabarets and with the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus. First diagnosed with AIDS in 1982, he became a significant voice during the early response to the AIDS crisis. He was a founding member of the...