Mark Doty’s just-published Deep Lane – his eighth book of poems – confirms his place in the Pantheon of great American poets, and underscores why his poetry has been favorably compared with that of Whitman, Lorca, Keats, and Cavafy.
Mr. Doty is also, appropriately, one of America’s most honored poets. His previous book, Fire to Fire, won the National Book Award. He has also won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the National Poetry Series Prize, the Bingham Poetry Prize, and Lambda Literary Award. Doty is also the only American poet to have received Britain’s T.S. Eliot Prize. In addition, he has earned acclaim for his four books of non-fiction, including the best-selling Dog Years and Still Life with Oysters and Lemon.
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The JHunter Group
The J Hunter Group features some of the finest jazz players in New England – including saxophonist Steve Marien, Peter Emanuel on piano, Nathan Lassell on drums, and Mr. Hunter on Bass.
Steve Marien certainly brings an expertise to his craft — an expertise honed throughout 30 years with performances in Connecticut and the region. A versatile performer on the tenor, alto and soprano saxophones, Steve has performed and recorded with the swing quartet Razamataz, with rhythm and blues band The Hornets and with free jazz artist Mike Murray. Throughout his jazz career, Steve has also been a member of many bands including the show band Top Shelf, oldies trio The Thamesmen, Top 40 groups A Little Night Music and Times Square, jazz fusion ensemble Total Eclipse, club favorite Sugar Daddy and jazz ensemble The J Hunter Group.