Mark Strand

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Mark Strand Biography

Mark Strand (born 11 April 1934) is a Canadian-born American poet, essayist, and translator. He was appointed Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1990. Since 2005–06, he has been a professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University.

Strand was born on Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada. His ...

Mark Strand Poems

1.
Keeping Things Whole

In a field
I am the absence
of field.
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2.
The Remains

I empty myself of the names of others. I empty my pockets.
I empty my shoes and leave them beside the road.
At night I turn back the clocks;
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3.
The Garden

It shines in the garden,
in the white foliage of the chestnut tree,
in the brim of my father's hat
as he walks on the gravel.
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4.
The Everyday Enchantment Of Music

A rough sound was polished until it became
a smoother sound, which was polished until
it became music.
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5.
Lines For Winter

Tell yourself
as it gets cold and gray falls from the air
that you will go on
walking, hearing
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Mark Strand Quotes

11 November 2014

Nobody knows you. You are the neighbor of nothing.

Mark Strand Comments

J Rowe 14 February 2007

To Mr. Strand: Your poem 'In The Night Without End' is certainly one of the greatest of all time. I wish you could add this to your poems that are included herein, Thank you and I am a great admirer of your work. Cometfire11@aol.com

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Smoky Hoss 11 July 2015

An incredible poet; read one of his books, and you will be amazed and awed.

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theboywithnoeyhu 24 February 2018

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yolomaster 24 February 2018

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walt Tucker 09 May 2021

good poem great metaphor, keep writing

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saayeet 01 April 2019

this man is confusing

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yeeto 06 March 2019

this is so epic smash like

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Bijay Kant Dubey 03 January 2019

Mark Strand is a poet nostalgic and homesick ruminating over the years, recollecting and reminiscing childhood days spent in the company of mother, father and others of the household felt in Canada and America and the same bonding lengthens it with the affection of his wife and daughter in which he basks tor recreate and repose in.

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WE LIVE IN 25 April 2018

We live in a society that we live in

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