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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Mark Strand  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT C:CHILD Fiction Poetry

Born: 1934 in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada


Illinois Connection

Strand taught in the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago, from 1998 through 2005.

Biographical and Professional Information

Although born in Canada his early years were spent in the United States. In 1957, he earned his B.A. from Antioch College in Ohio In 1981, Strand was elected a member of The American Academy of Arts and Letters. He served as Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress during the 1990-1991 term and is a former Chancellor of The Academy of American Poets. Strand has taught at many American universities. Currently he is a Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University in New York.

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