Poet Mark Strand
Mark Strand has been described as a poet of simple words. But his body of acclaimed work is playful and mysterious - a voyage through the sound of language. Strand died last weekend. He was a Pulitzer Prize-winner, a former US Poet Laureate, and he was regarded as one of the greatest poets of his generation. Strand joined us on the show back in 2007, and Friday we're rebroadcasting that conversation with a remarkable man and a truly gifted poet. (Rebroadcast)
Mark Strand was a poet, essayist, and translator. He served as the Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 1990 to 1991. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1999 for his book Blizzard of One. He was a professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University for nine years. He died on November 29. We spoke with him on September 28, 2007, when he was visiting Salt Lake City. Find his books at Amazon and at these local independent bookstores: The King's English; Weller Book Works; Ken Sanders Rare Books.