Keeping Things Whole
Best of the Web
The Poets.org page for Mark Strand is all-you-can-eat: links to poems, audio files, and a picture of the man himself rocking the classic poet turtleneck.
This website has so much cool stuff we couldn't possibly pass up including a link: copies of handwritten poems, copies of paintings, handwritten letters, and more. It's like an all-access pass to this dude's desk drawer.
This site's got it all, and then some: a complete bibliography of a seemingly endless list of everything Strand has written.
Here's an animated video to accompany "Keeping Things Whole." You tell us what it means.
Mark Strand + Black and White Video + Gary Jules = This video rules. A cool mix of music, poetry, and video.
Don't we all?
Strand is one dapper dude.
Mark Strand looking a little like Clint Eastwood with his collar popped.
Articles and Interviews
The ever-awesome Paris Review gives us an insightful interview.
Here's a brief interview with Mark Strand and an awesome link to some of translations. Yep This guy translates poems, too. Dude does it all.
More Mark? Don't mind if we do. And FYI, "Keeping Things Whole" can be found on page 10.
Movies and TV
Well, Mark Strand isn't a movie star but he appears in Ethan Hawke's 2001 film Chelsea Walls about the infamous Chelsea Hotel in New York City. Alas, he doesn't play a poet or a painter, but an aging journalist.
Here's a short article from The New Yorker about Mark Strand's debut in film.