RIP Mark Strand (1934-2014)

photo by Steve Exum

After a battle with cancer, former poet laureate Mark Strand has passed away at age 80.

Author of more than fifteen books of poetry as well as many collections of translation and prose, Strand was also a recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in 1998 for his collection Blizzard of One: Poems. Knopf published Collected Poems: Mark Strand earlier this year.

Read Coldfront’s review of Strand’s Man and Camel here. Read Strand’s “My Death” here.

More at The New York Times.