My Alexandria by Mark Doty
[One] of the most highly praised and touching collections of poems to appear in recent years. In selecting it for the National Poetry Series, Philip Levine said: "The courage of this book is that it looks away from nothing: the miracle is that wherever it looks it finds poetry. . . . Mark Doty is a maker of big, risky, fearless poems in which ordinary human experience becomes music."
"Though AIDS is a pervasive metaphor, the crystalline sensibility and breathtaking beauty of these poems is redemptive."--Marjorie Lewellyn Marks, Los Angeles Times Book Review