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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 and aging and change." - David Lehman, Chicago Tribune
"Mark Strand's stunning new book-length poem comes to us as a timely reminder of the great power and solace of American poetry at its very best. Across the landscape of the imagination, Strand sets in motion a familiar pilgrim of the self and spirit, a seeker whose origins reside in Dante, Wordsworth and Leopardi... It is a book so deeply compelling, so heartbreaking and so elegantly written that it arrives as the fulfillment of Strand's long and distinguished career." - David St.John, Los Angeles Times Book Review
"The overarching plot of Dark Harbor is the poet's counterlife in art, from his initial departure from the enclosure of family and home, to his journey through a place of darkness and uncertainty, to his final sense of safe harbor within the community of other poets." - Christopher Benfey, The New Republic