Mark Strand

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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 early years were spent in North America, while much of his teenage years were spent in South and Central America. In 1957, he earned his B.A. from Antioch College in Ohio. Strand then studied painting under Josef Albers at Yale University where he earned a B.F.A in 1959. On a Fulbright Scholarship, Strand studied nineteenth-century Italian ... more »

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  • ''Nobody knows you. You are the neighbor of nothing.''
    Mark Strand (b. 1934), U.S. poet. Elegy for My Father (l. 179). . . Longman Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry, The, 1950-1980. Stuart Frie...
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  • Smoky Hoss (7/11/2015 10:02:00 AM)

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

  • J Rowe (2/14/2007 1:08:00 AM)

    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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