Like painter, like poet. Before writing poems, Mark Strand received his BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) from Yale. Luckily for us, he started writing poems, but here's a cool interview with an image of one of his paintings.
We guess being a painter and poet wasn't enough; Strand has also taken on the world of prose—children's books to be exact. He wrote a great one called Rembrandt Takes a Walk.
The dude's kind of a big deal. He's won just about every award you can—the Pulitzer, a National Endowment for the Arts grant, a Rockefeller Foundation award, a MacArthur genius grant—and he was even named Poet Laureate. Doesn't get much better than that. (Source.)