Mark Strand

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

Print This Page

About

“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

Related Information

Books

Blizzard of One: Poems

By Mark Strand

Almost Invisible: Poems

By Mark Strand

New Selected Poems

By Mark Strand

Songs

Audio

Track:

    Sheet Music

    Collected Songs Volumes (Musto)

    Composer(s): John Musto

    Find at your Local Library

    Collected Songs Volumes (Musto)

    Composer(s): John Musto

    Buy via Hal Leonard

    Songs of Sadness

    Composer(s): Ned Rorem

    Voice Type: Low

    Buy via Boosey & Hawkes

    Support us and help us grow

    Dear friends, Thank you for helping us build a comprehensive online archive of American song. Your gift is greatly appreciated.