10 Facts About Mark Strand


Mark Strand was a Canadian-born American poet, essayist and translator.


Mark Strand was appointed Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1990 and received the Wallace Stevens Award in 2004.


Mark Strand was born in 1934 at Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada.


Mark Strand attended the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa the following year and earned a Master of Arts in 1962.


In 1981, Mark Strand was elected a member of The American Academy of Arts and Letters.


From 2005 to his death, Mark Strand taught literature and creative writing at Columbia University, in New York City.


Mark Strand received numerous awards, including a MacArthur Fellowship in 1987 and the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, for Blizzard of One.

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Mark Strand died of liposarcoma on November 29,2014, in Brooklyn, New York.


Many of Mark Strand's poems are nostalgic in tone, evoking the bays, fields, boats, and pines of his Prince Edward Island childhood.


Mark Strand has been compared to Robert Bly in his use of surrealism, though he attributes his poems' surreal elements to an admiration of the works of Max Ernst, Giorgio de Chirico, and Rene Magritte.