Mark Strand

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Mark Strand
Strand at Georgetown University, 2012
Strand at Georgetown University, 2012
Born(1934-04-11)April 11, 1934
Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada
DiedNovember 29, 2014(2014-11-29) (aged 80)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
OccupationPoet, translator, novelist, essayist
NationalityAmerican, Canadian
EducationAntioch College;
Iowa Writers' Workshop

Mark Strand (April 11, 1934 – November 29, 2014) was a Canadian-American poet, essayist, and translator. He was appointed Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1990.[1] He was a professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. Strand was born in Summerside, Prince Edward Island.

Strand died on November 29, 2014, in Brooklyn, New York City from liposarcoma, aged 80.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Poet Laureate Timeline: 1981-1990". Library of Congress. 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-01.
  2. Grimes, William. "Mark Strand, 80, Dies; Pulitzer-Winning Poet Laureate". New York Times. New York Times. Retrieved 29 November 2014.

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