Mark Strand was born in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada, in 1934, and was raised and educated in the United States and South America. He is the author of eleven books of poems, including Dark Harbor (1993), The Continuous Life (1990), The Late Hour (1978), The Story of Our Lives (1973), and Sleeping with One Eye Open (1964). He has also published three books of prose, three volumes of translations, two monographs on contemporary artists, and three books for children. He has edited a number of volumes, including The Making of a Poem (2000), The Golden Ecco Anthology (1994), The Best American Poetry 1991, and Another Republic: 17 European and South American Writers (with Charles Simic, 1976). His honors include the Bollingen Prize, the Bobbit Prize, three grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Edgar Allen Poe Prize, a Rockefeller Foundation award, and the Wallace Stevens Prize, as well as fellowships from The Academy of American Poets, the MacArthur Foundation, and the Ingram Merrill Foundation. He has served as Poet Laureate of the United States and is a former Chancellor of The Academy of American Poets.
Exclusive readings recorded for Dream The End on October 19, 2011, from Mark Strand’s upcoming new release Almost Invisible, published by Knopf.