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Mark Strand
Strand at Georgetown University 2012
Strand at Georgetown University 2012
Born (1934-04-11)April 11, 1934
Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Died November 29, 2014(2014-11-29) (agedĀ 80)
Brooklyn, New York City, U.S.
Occupation poet, translator, novelist, essayist
Nationality American; Canadian
Education Antioch College;
Iowa Writers' Workshop

Mark Strand (April 11, 1934 - November 29, 2014) was a Canadian-American poet, essayist, and translator. He was appointed Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1990. He was a professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. Strand was born in Summerside, Prince Edward Island.

Strand died on November 29, 2014, in Brooklyn, New York City from liposarcoma, aged 80.


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