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Great Writers, Great Readings

Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 7 p.m.

Mark Strand

Mark Strand, whose latest book of poetry is Almost Invisible (2012), is recognized as one of the premier contemporary American poets as well as an accomplished editor, translator, and essayist. Mr. Strand’s career has spanned nearly four decades, and he has won numerous accolades from critics and garnered a loyal following among readers. He was named the U.S. poet laureate in 1990 and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1999 for his collection Blizzard of One. Other books of poetry include Man and Camel; New Selected Poems; Dark Harbor; The Continuous Life; Selected Poems; The Story of Our Lives; and Reasons for Moving. His honors include the Wallace Stevens Award, the Bollingen Prize for Poetry, the Bobbit National Prize for Poetry, three grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Edgar Allan Poe Prize, and a Rockefeller Foundation award, as well as fellowships from The Academy of American Poets, the MacArthur Foundation, and the Ingram Merrill Foundation. He won an American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal in 2009. He divides his time between Spain and New York, where he is a professor in the writing program at Columbia University School of the Arts.

Location:
Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater
Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus
photo by Maricruz Bilbao)

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Mark Strand