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Mark Strand
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Mark Strand is the author of many books of poems, a book of stories, and three volumes of translations, and he is the editor of several anthologies. He has 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. 

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Almost Invisible

Written by Mark Strand


Format: Trade Paperback, 68 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 3, 2013
Price: $16.00

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Almost Invisible
Poems
Written by Mark Strand


Format: eBook, 64 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: August 29, 2012
Price: $11.99

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Blizzard of One
Poems
Written by Mark Strand


Format: Trade Paperback, 72 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: February 8, 2000
Price: $16.95

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September 30, 2014
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Collected Poems

Written by Mark Strand


Format: Hardcover, 544 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 30, 2014
Price: $30.00

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Collected Poems

Written by Mark Strand


Format: eBook, 544 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 30, 2014
Price: $15.99

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Also available as a hardcover.

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The Continuous Life,
Poems
Written by Mark Strand


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: May 30, 1992
Price: $19.00

The Continuous Life includes an unusual variety of Strand's verse and prose poems. Considered his best and liveliest book, it adds a new dimension to his work: a wonderful deepening tone and feeling.



"Strand's new book shows him writing at his absolute peak. It offers so many different kinds of work that... Read more >

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Dark Harbor
A Poem
Written by Mark Strand


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: June 28, 1994
Price: $17.00

Mark Strand was awarded the Bollingen Prize in Poetry in 1993.

"Mark Strand remains committed to the task of negotiating, in verse, between desire and despair, possibility and fulfillment... What is new is the confidence of his speech, the extraordinary clarity with which he addresses any poet's biggest themes: love and death... Read more >

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Hopper

Written by Mark Strand


Format: Hardcover, 96 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: November 29, 2011
Price: $27.50

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Hopper

Written by Mark Strand


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: November 13, 2001
Price: $15.00

Expanding his classic work on Edward Hopper to include more paintings, Mark Strand helps us to see Hopper’s art in new and exciting ways.


“Mark Strand once again shows that he has, to a degree that would make any art critic nervous, the not unrelated gifts of looking and seeing. He looks... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

Hopper

Written by Mark Strand


Format: eBook, 96 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: November 29, 2011
Price: $13.99

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Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.

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Looking for Poetry
Poems by Carlos Drummond de Andrade and Rafael Alberti and Songs from the Quechua
Translated by Mark Strand


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: February 26, 2002
Price: $19.00

Carlos Drummond de Andrade, a native-born Brazilian, is universally recognized as the finest and most accessible modern Portugese-language poet and, along with Pablo Neruda, a poet of the common man, writing of home, family, friends, and love.

Rafael Alberti—an elegist primarily—came to Argentina (where he wrote many of his poems) in exile... Read more >

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New Selected Poems

Written by Mark Strand


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: January 13, 2009
Price: $23.00

More than twenty-five years after the appearance of his first Selected Poems, we at last have a magnificent new gathering of Mark Strand’s work, one that spans and celebrates his entire remarkable career to date. From Sleeping with One Eye Open (1964) through the wonderful middle work that includes The Continuous... Read more >

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Reasons for Moving, Darker & The Sargentville Not
Poems
Written by Mark Strand


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: January 28, 1992
Price: $17.00

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Selected Poems

Written by Mark Strand


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 26, 1990
Price: $21.00

This substantial volume of eighty-three poems represents over two decades of solid work on which his reputation is based. This is the landmark collection of a major figure in the poetry world. Read more >

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The Story of Our Lives
with The Monument and The Late Hour
Written by Mark Strand


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: February 26, 2002
Price: $19.95

This book brings together for the first time three out-of-print works written in the 1970's by the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet—-an essential for long-time and first-time readers alike.

It opens with the haunting "Elegy for My Father" from The Story of Our Lives (1973)—-a powerful evocation of the emptiness, abandonment, and questioning that... Read more >

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The Weather of Words
Poetic Inventions
Written by Mark Strand


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: November 13, 2001
Price: $15.00

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, a brilliant and witty collection of writings on the art and nature of poetry—a master class both entertaining and provocative.

The pieces have a broad range and many levels. In one, we sit with the teenage Mark Strand while he reads for the first time a poem... Read more >
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