Mark Strand

Mark Strand

1934 -

Mark Strand served as Poet Laureate from 1990 to 1991 and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1999. His poems have been set by John Musto in The Book of Uncommon Prayer and by Daron Aric Hagen in his song cycle Letting Go.

Photo: Mark Strand, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division


"Strand, born on Prince Edward Island, Canada, received a BA from Antioch College, a BFA from Yale and an MA from the University of Iowa. He is the author of 10 books of poems, including Blizzard of One, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1999. He has received many honors, including a MacArthur fellowship and three grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. Strand also has published a collection of stories, Mr. and Mrs. Baby, many translations and several anthologies. He currently teaches in the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago."

--Library of Congress Poets Laureate page

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