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Offers biographical and demanding details at the poet Mark Strand, discussing a few of his preferred works, together with the tale of Our Lives, how it Is, Elegy for My Father, and darkish Harbor

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Mark Strand

Presents biographical and significant info at the poet Mark Strand, discussing a few of his most well liked works, together with the tale of Our Lives, how it Is, Elegy for My Father, and darkish Harbor

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The dark leaned into its eyes. But you were not there. —Laurence Lieberman. ” Beyond the Muse of Memory: Essays on Contemporary American Poets (Columbia and London, University of Missouri Press: 1995): pp. 220–222. Originally appeared in The Yale Review, 1968. RICHARD HOWARD ON THE POEM AS AN AFFIRMATION OF LIFE [Richard Howard teaches in the Writing Division of the School of the Arts, Columbia University. He is the author of eleven books of poetry, a gifted translator and a respected essayist on contemporary poetry.

SVEN BIRKERTS ON THE POEM’S INFLUENCES [Sven Birkerts is the director of students and core faculty writing instructor at Bennington College’s MFA Program and an instructor in Emerson College’s MFA Program. He is a prolific and respected critic/reviewer and the author of The Gutenberg Elegies. He received a National Book Critics Circle Citation for Excellence in Reviewing among other awards. In this review, he discusses Strand’s treatment of absence through borrowed style elements, taken from Spanish and South American writers.

What is here is an extension of the mind, a greater capacity for joy and emotion unclouded by obligation. ” This place opens up the possibility of awe and celebration. He asserts in the third section that this is a pre-body place; people have been here before: And you pass by unsure if this coming back is a failure Or a sign of success, a sign that the time has come To embrace your origins as you would yourself, It is the place primordial, both pre and post body. Here memory coincides, in the shape of Mom and Dad, in the shape of dreams, in the shape of the landscape.

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