Mark Strand, Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. poet laureate, dies at 80

November 30, 2014 5:03 AM

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Strand, whose works were translated into more than 30 languages, died Saturday morning at his daughter's New York home from liposarcoma that had spread throughout his body, just weeks after entering hospice care, said his daughter, Jessica Strand.

"He was a funny, elegant, generous and brilliant man," she said of her father. "A man who lived to work and to be with his friends and the people he loved."

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