The Academy of American Poets is pleased to share that we will be joining with the family of Mark Strand and other literary organizations to honor the late poet at a memorial event on Sunday, January 18, at the American Academy of Arts and Letters auditorium in New York City (entrance on 632 West 156th Street). The event begins at 5 p.m., and it is free and open to the public. Neither tickets nor reservations are required.

Mark Strand served as a poet laureate of the United States and as a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. He passed away on November 29, 2014.

Participants in the memorial include United States Poets Laureate Charles Simic and Charles Wright, actor Mary Louise Parker, painter William H. Bailey, composer and pianist John Musto, playwright John Guarre, novelist Francine Prose, and others. Strand’s family will also participate.