POEMS by: Mark Strand

Harmony in the Boudoir
The Writer’s Almanac for April 11, 2017

The Writer’s Almanac for September 2, 2016

The One Song
The Writer’s Almanac for August 12, 2016

Nights in Hackett’s Cove
The Writer’s Almanac for April 11, 2016

The Everyday Enchantment of Music
The Writer’s Almanac for May 20, 2015

Born on Prince Edward Island (1934), Mark Strand‘s family moved around and lived in Latin America for much of his adolescence. He went to Yale to study painting, but while there developed an obsession for poetry. The former U.S. Poet Laureate (1990-91) and Pulitzer Prize winner is releasing his next collection, Almost Invisible, in March.

He said, “We feel we have to know what things mean, to be on top of this and that. I don’t think it’s human, you know, to be that competent at life. That attitude is far from poetry.”