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Mark Strand

MARK STRAND (1934 – 2014) was a Canadian-born American poet, essayist, and translator, named Poet Laureate of the United States in 1990 and awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1999.

The Disquieting Muses (from “Two De Chiricos”)

Boredom sets in first, and then despair. / One tries to brush it off. It only grows. / Something about the silence of the square.


The Brooklyn Rail

JUL-AUG 2020

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