Books by Mark Strand

Released: Oct. 6, 2000

"A welcome, if modest, diversion from one of America's ablest poets."
An interesting experiment from former poet laureate Strand, whose last collection (Blizzard of One, 1998) won the Pulitzer Prize. Read full book review >
THE MAKING OF A POEM by Mark Strand
Released: April 1, 2000

"A practical handbook on poetic form for teachers, students, and poets who are interested both in the structural mechanics and literary heritage of poetic forms."
Asking two working poets to collectively construct an anthology about poetic form can be a risky proposition. Read full book review >
THE WEATHER OF WORDS by Mark Strand
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 16, 2000

"A spring afternoon in the dead of February for fans of Strand and modern poetry."
Memorable, if sometimes inflated, prose on poems, poetry, and the poet by the Pulitzer Prize—winner. Read full book review >
BLIZZARD OF ONE by Mark Strand
Released: June 1, 1998

Former Poet Laureate, and a writer in a number of genres, this Univ. of Chicago professor and much-honored poet has developed over the years an aesthetic much his own: The discursive, easy surfaces of his quiet, gently surreal poems accumulate into a complex metaphysic, a notion of time and space that permeates his every utterance, whether abstract or concrete. Read full book review >