Schlagwort: Mark Strand

Mark Strand

In den USA, wo er 1990/91 das Amt des Poet Laureate im Dienst der Library of Congress bekleidete, war er eine fast populäre Figur, wenn das für einen Lyriker wie ihn, der nur ein schwaches Bedürfnis nach öffentlicher Selbstdarstellung verspürte, nicht eine fragwürdige Bezeichnung… Continue Reading „Mark Strand“

87. Gastronomic Poetry

Charles Simic erinnert in der New York Review of Books an seinen Freund Mark Strand, der im November starb: One wild notion of ours actually bore fruit. We started a new poetry movement that we hoped would make us famous. Every other poet was… Continue Reading „87. Gastronomic Poetry“

113. Mark Strand (1934-2014)

Mark Strand, whose spare, deceptively simple investigations of rootlessness, alienation and the ineffable strangeness of life made him one of America’s most hauntingly meditative poets, died on Saturday at his daughter’s home in Brooklyn. He was 80. His daughter, Jessica Strand, said the cause… Continue Reading „113. Mark Strand (1934-2014)“

16. My favorite anthologies

My favorite anthologies of international poetry are Another Republic: 17 European and South American Writers (edited by Charles Simic and Mark Strand), The Poetry of Survival: Post-War Poets of Central and Eastern Europe (edited by Daniel Weissbort), The Vintage Book of Contemporary World Poetry (edited by J.D.… Continue Reading „16. My favorite anthologies“

Pablo Neruda and his passions

Thomas Kling über Gemäldegedichte: FAZ 1.9.03 – – – Für Literaturen 09/2003 lobt Aram Lintzel die Lyrikline. Außerdem: Ralph Dutlis Mandelstam-Biographie – – – In „The New Yorker“ vom 8.9.03 (schon online) schreibt Mark Strand über „Pablo Neruda and his passions“. Hier ein Ausschnitt,… Continue Reading „Pablo Neruda and his passions“