Former U.S. Poet Laureate Mark Strand to Give Free Reading at Bryn Mawr College

Posted March 17th, 2010 at 9:34 am.

mark_strand_timothygreenfieldsanders1Former Poet Laureate of the United States and Pulitzer Prize winner Mark Strand will read from his work on Thursday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ely Room of the Wyndham Alumnae House at Bryn Mawr College.

Part of Bryn Mawr’s Creative Writing Program Reading Series, the event is free and open to the public.

Strand is the author of twelve books of poetry, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Blizzard of One as well as New Selected Poems, Man and Camel, Dark Harbor, and The Continuous Life. He has also published volumes of prose; art monographs on Edward Hopper and William Bailey; and three books for children. He has been an influential translator, both through his own translations of Carlos Drummond de Andrade and Rafael Alberti and through his editing of the anthologies Another Republic (with poet Charles Simic) and New Poetry of Mexico (with poet Octavio Paz).

In addition to serving as Poet Laureate of the United States, Strand is a former Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. He currently teaches English and comparative literature at Columbia University in New York.

Poet Louise Glück wrote of Strand’s work, “it is our misfortune to identify worldliness and irony with lack of substance; in poetry at this level, they manifest profound wisdom and daring.”

This reading is made possible by the Jane Flanders Fund for the Study of Poetry and is also supported by the Marianne Fund for the Study of Poetry.

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