Mark Strand (April 11, 1934 – November 29, 2014) was a Canadian-born American poet.
He was awarded the Bollingen Prize, three grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a National Institute of Arts and Letters Award, the 1974 Edgar Allen Poe Prize from The Academy of American Poets, and a Rockefeller Foundation award; along with fellowships from The Academy of American Poets, the MacArthur Foundation, and the Ingram Merrill Foundation.
Strand also served as Poet Laureate of the United States in 1990-1991.
Some of his best-known poems are
- "The Dreadful Has Already Happened"
- "Eating Poetry"
- "Keeping Things Whole"
- "My Mother on an Evening in Late Summer"
- "Our Masterpiece Is the Private Life"