Other literary forms
In addition to poetry, Mark Strand has written Mr. and Mrs. Baby, and Other Stories (1985), a collection of short stories with a bent for fantasy, and The Monument (1978), primarily a novel, but which contains a few dozen poems integral to the discourse. Strand has translated poetry into English, the most noteworthy volumes of which are Eighteen Poems from the Quechua (1971) and The Owl’s Insomnia: Poems by Rafael Alberti (1973). He has edited or coedited several anthologies of poetry, the most important of which are The Contemporary American Poets: American Poetry Since 1940 (1969) and The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (2000), with Eavan Boland. His books on art include Hopper (1994, 2001) and William Bailey (1987). In The Weather of Words: Poetic Invention (2000), Strand collects many of his magazine essays on poetry. His most successful book for children is The Planet of Lost Things (1982).