Selected Poems

Selected Poems

by Mark Strand


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In this compilation of older and newer poems, Strand demonstrates his mastery of cadence and narrative style.

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ISBN-13: 9780679733010
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/28/1990
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 1,255,953
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Mark Strand was born in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada, and was raised and educated in the United States and South America. He is the author of many books of poems, a book of stories, and three volumes of translations, and he was the editor of several anthologies. He received many honors and awards, including a MacArthur Fellowship, the Pulitzer Prize (for Blizzard of One), the Bollingen Prize, and the Gold Medal for Poetry from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 1990, he was appointed poet laureate of the United States. He died in August 2013.

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Selected Poems 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
strand's poetry has a surrealistic, ethereal feel to it. while you won't find many great poems here (but do read 'The Tunnel'), you will find a lot of interesting, solid poems that make it a worthy collection to read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this compilation of poems. Mark Strand is one of my favorite poem authors now that I've read this collection. He brought together some of his best work. From the most simplistic pieces to the more mind numbing works he's done. I've listened to this book on tape and have almost made it a daily ritual to at least listen to one poem of his before bed because some of his poems make you think about life and the way things are around us. I believe that nobody likes to take the time anymore to reflect on life and what's going on around us everyday. This author (in my opinion) does an excellent job of expressing his views from his aspect of life and has (in my case) helped me look at life threw a different window. The only problem I had with this book was that I found myself looking up words in the dictionary to help me better understand some of the vocabulary he used. At times it was a bit confusing but it was only in certain pieces that I had a little trouble with. All of the negatives aside, I would still highly recommend this book to the newest of poem fans as well as the old. It's not a very expensive book so it's worth picking up for light reading.