Tag Archives: Mark Strand

“Keeping Things Whole” by Mark Strand (1934-2014)

In a field I am the absence of field. This is always the case. Wherever I am I am what is missing. When I walk I part the air and always the air moves in to fill the spaces where … Continue reading

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Understanding Poetry

xxxx And the poem that inspired the above, “The New Poetry Handbook,” by Mark Strand xxxx 1 If a man understands a poem, he shall have troubles. 2 If a man lives with a poem, he shall die lonely. 3 … Continue reading

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“Keeping Things Whole” by Mark Strand

In a field I am the absence of field. This is always the case. Wherever I am I am what is missing. When I walk I part the air and always the air moves in to fill the spaces where … Continue reading

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“The Mysterious Arrival of an Unusual Letter” by Mark Strand

It had been a long day at the office and a long ride back to the small apartment where I lived. When I got there I flicked on the light and saw on the table an envelope with my name … Continue reading

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