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Mark Strand was born on April 11, 1934 in Summerside on Prince Edward Island in Canada. Since his father's job resulted in many transfers, he spent his childhood in Cleveland, Halifax, Montreal, New York and Philadelphia and his teenage years in Colombia, Mexico and Peru. He received a bachelor's degree at Antioch College in Ohio in 1957, a bachelor of fine arts in painting from Yale University School of Art and Architecture in 1959, and a master of fine arts from the Iowa Writers' Workshop in 1962. He studied 19th-century Italian poetry in Florence on a Fulbright Grant from 1960-1961. His first poetry collection, Sleeping with One Eye Open, was published in 1964. His other works included Reasons for Moving, Darker, The Story of Our Lives, The Late Hour, A Continuous Life, Dark Harbor, and Collected Poems: Mark Strand. In 1990, he was named the fourth Poet Laureate of the United States. He received the Bollingen Prize for Poetry in 1993 and the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1999 for Blizzard of One. In 1980, he felt that he had reached an impasse and stopped writing poetry for several years. During that time, he wrote several children's books including The Planet of Lost Things and Mr. and Mrs. Baby. He also wrote books on the painters EdwardHopper and William Bailey, and a collection of critical essays entitled The Art of the Real. He died of liposarcoma on November 29, 2014 at the age of 80. (Bowker Author Biography) Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mark Strand was born in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada, and was raised and educated in the United States and South America. He is the author of a book of stories, "Mr. and Mrs. Baby", several volumes of translations (Rafael Alberti and Carlos Drummond de Andrade among them), a number of anthologies (most recently "The Golden Ecco Anthology") and several monographs on contemporary artists (William Bailey and Edward Hopper). He has received many honors and grants for his poems, including a MacArthur Fellowship, and in 1990 he was chosen as Poet Laureate of the United States. He teaches in the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. (Publisher Provided) Mark Strand's collection "Blizzard of One" was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. (Publisher Provided)
— biography from The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms
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Selected Poems 287 copies, 1 review
Blizzard of One: Poems 242 copies, 2 reviews
Hopper 129 copies
The Continuous Life : poems 126 copies, 1 review
New Selected Poems 111 copies, 1 review
Man and Camel 91 copies, 1 review
Almost Invisible: Poems 79 copies, 2 reviews
Collected Poems 78 copies, 2 reviews
Darker; Poems. 52 copies, 1 review
The Monument 40 copies
Reasons for moving; poems 37 copies, 1 review
William Bailey 33 copies, 1 review
Walleye Tactics 28 copies
Rembrandt Takes a Walk 22 copies, 1 review
The Late Hour 22 copies
Chicken, Shadow, Moon & More 20 copies, 1 review
The Night Book 12 copies
89 clouds 4 copies
Aliento 2 copies
Candy 2 copies
Nocturnes 1 copy
Collages 1 copy
20 Poemas 1 copy
Selected Poems (Translator, some editions) 1,126 copies, 11 reviews
The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry (Contributor) 680 copies, 3 reviews
Flash Fiction: 72 Very Short Stories (Contributor) 368 copies, 10 reviews
The Art of Losing (Contributor) 172 copies, 20 reviews
The Best American Poetry 1997 (Contributor) 163 copies
The Best American Poetry 1994 (Contributor) 161 copies, 1 review
The Best American Poetry 1998 (Contributor) 157 copies
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (Contributor) 142 copies, 1 review
Selected Poems 1923-1967 (Translator) 107 copies
Emergency Kit (Contributor, some editions) 101 copies, 1 review
The Spoken Word Revolution Redux (Contributor) 80 copies, 2 reviews
The Best American Poetry 2011 (Contributor) 75 copies, 4 reviews
The Best American Poetry 2012 (Contributor) 73 copies, 1 review
The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink (Contributor) 58 copies, 1 review
These Rare Lands (Author) 28 copies
Poets and Critics Read Vergil (Contributor) 7 copies
Antaeus No. 69, Fall 1992 (Contributor) 5 copies
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