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Mark Doty and Walt Whitman

Amid all the excitement yesterday evening, GalleyCat managed to score video interviews with most of the National Book Award winners. To start the festivities, here’s an exclusive interview with Mark Doty, the Poetry winner at the NBA. In it, he tells us about his evolving Walt Whitman prose project.

For more video coverage, check out Writers on Wall Street: a recession-reflecting GalleyCat feature that included interviews with Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell and NBA finalist Salvatore Scibona.

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