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Mark Strand 1934 – 2014

Mark Strand

A sentiment I share…

I didn’t know Mark Strand. I met him once when I was moonlighting at The King’s English Bookshop in Salt Lake City. He was a formidable presence – tall, handsome, ramrod straight, modest, and quietly articulate.

The 80 year old former Poet Laureate, Pulitzer Prize Winner and Professor of English at Columbia University died last Saturday of liposarcoma, a rare soft tissue cancer.

The New Yorker obituary printed this Strand poem in its tribute:

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