We were deeply saddened to learn that Mark Strand passed away today at his daughter's home in Brooklyn, New York. In 1979, Strand received the Academy of American Poets Fellowship, and in 2004, he was awarded the Wallace Stevens Award; jury chair at the time Rosanna Warren wrote of Strand’s poetry: "The language is beautifully poised and is a deep instruction against self-pity. His work is unmistakable. It has become part of our landscape."
Strand also served on our board of Chancellors from 1995 to 2000. He was the author of numerous poetry collections, including Collected Poems (Alfred A. Knopf, 2014); Almost Invisible (Alfred A. Knopf, 2012); Man and Camel (Alfred A. Knopf, 2006); Blizzard of One (Alfred A. Knopf, 1998), which won the Pulitzer Prize; Dark Harbor (Alfred A. Knopf, 1993); The Continuous Life (Alfred A. Knopf, 1990); The Story of Our Lives (Atheneum, 1973); and Reasons for Moving (Atheneum, 1968).