Pulitzer-winning poet laureate Mark Strand dead at 80

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  1. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Good NYT piece:

    Mark Strand, 80, Dies; Pulitzer-Winning Poet Laureate

    Mark Strand, former US poet laureate, dies aged 80

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  3. Snoofo

    Snoofo New Member

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    The Times obit was very good. Comparing his poetry to De Chirico paintings, so apropos.
     
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    I never met Mr. Strand, but he was a mentor to two close friends of mine who are now published poets. They adored him, both as a poet and as a person.
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    "I romp with joy in the bookish dark."
     

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