Guest Editor
The Best American Poetry 1991

  Mark StrandMark Strand was born of American parents in Prince Edward Island, Canada, in 1934. Educated at Antioch College, he received advanced degrees from Yale and the University of Iowa. His books of poetry include Sleeping with One Eye Open (1964), Reasons for Moving (1968), Darker (1970), The Story of Our Lives (1973), and The Late Hour (1978). A volume of his Selected Poems was published by Atheneum in 1980 and was reissued last year by Knopf along with his latest collection, The Continuous Live. He has also published short stories, translations from the Spanish and the Portuguese, and a study of the painter William Bailey, and he is working on a monograph on Edward Hopper. A recent recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, Mark Strand teaches at the University of Utah and lives with his wife and son in Salt Lake City. In 1990 he became the fourth poet laureate of the United States.

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