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100 Great Poems of the Twentieth Century

ISBN-10: 0393058948
ISBN-13: 9780393058949
Edition: 2005
Authors: Mark Strand
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/17/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Mark Strand was born on April 11, 1934 in Summerside on Prince Edward Island in Canada. Since his father's job resulted in many transfers, he spent his childhood in Cleveland, Halifax, Montreal, New York and Philadelphia and his teenage years in Colombia, Mexico and Peru. He received a bachelor's degree at Antioch College in Ohio in 1957, a bachelor of fine arts in painting from Yale University School of Art and Architecture in 1959, and a master of fine arts from the Iowa Writers' Workshop in 1962. He studied 19th-century Italian poetry in Florence on a Fulbright Grant from 1960-1961. His first poetry collection, Sleeping with One Eye Open, was published in 1964. His other works included Reasons for Moving, Darker, The Story of Our Lives, The Late Hour, A Continuous Life, Dark Harbor, and Collected Poems: Mark Strand. In 1990, he was named the fourth Poet Laureate of the United States. He received the Bollingen Prize for Poetry in 1993 and the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1999 for Blizzard of One. In 1980, he felt that he had reached an impasse and stopped writing poetry for several years. During that time, he wrote several children's books including The Planet of Lost Things and Mr. and Mrs. Baby. He also wrote books on the painters EdwardHopper and William Bailey, and a collection of critical essays entitled The Art of the Real. He died of liposarcoma on November 29, 2014 at the age of 80.

Preface
Northern Elegies
Buster Keaton Looks in the Woods for His Love Who Is a Real Cow
We Have Done Our Duty
The City Limits
Residue
Ode to the Bourgeois Gentleman
Fatness
The Pretty Redhead
Syringa
In Memory of W. B. Yeats
To the Sun
The Moon and the Night and the Men
In the Waiting Room
Evening in the Sanitarium
In Praise of Darkness
Waiting for the Barbarians
Death Fugue
Menus
Batouque
Poem on Death
Marine Surface, Low Overcast
My Grandmother's Love Letters
Mid-way
The Helmsman
On an East Wind from the Wars
This Place Rumored to Have Been Sodom
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
The Mad Pomegranate Tree
An Old Man's Winter Night
Prayer
A Supermarket in California
Lament
The Convergence of the Twain
At Mornington
Witch Doctor
"More Light! More Light!"
Mr. Cogito Thinks About Hell
Things I Didn't Know I Loved
Translated from the German or the Bosnian
A Prayer to Go to Paradise with the Donkeys
The Deer Lay Down Their Bones
"Life draws a tree..."
Psalm and Lament
One Train May Hide Another
Next, Please
The Ship of Death
The Old Man's Monologue with Death
The Big Mystical Circus
The Unfaithful Married Woman
My Last Afternoon with Uncle Devereux Winslow
The Broken Home
Vixen
"I Am Writing to You from a Far-off Country"
The Cameo
Encounter
Elegy for N. N.
The Eel
The Fish
The Absent
Very Like a Whale
Ode to the Seagull
To the Film Industry in Crisis
The Undertaking in New Jersey
Anthem for Doomed Youth
Ein Leben
The Tunnel
Winter Night
Morning Star
As One Listens to the Rain
The Tobacco Shop
Water
The Little Box
Canto XLV
Barbara
If You Imagine
Tombs of the Hetaerae
Miniature
Dolor
In the Middle of Life
Epiphany, 1937
April Inventory
A Postcard from the Volcano
That Winter
Rain and the Tyrants
Question
The End and the Beginning
Fern Hill
Rain
Track
An Attempt at Jealousy
Rose Nocturnal
The Season of Phantasmal Peace
Lullaby: Moonlight Lingers
Advice to a Prophet
These
The Journey
I Have Seen Black Hands
In Memory of Eva Gore-Booth and Con Markievicz
That's How We Are
"A"-11
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