Bruce Bond, Karen Brennan, Michael Reid Busk, Katharine Coles, Wyn Cooper, Thomas Cotsonas, Kathy Fagan, Paul Hetherington, Susan Elizabeth Howe, Rich Ives, Kimberly Johnson, Kevin McLellan, Jacqueline Osherow, Ted Pelton, Donald Platt, Anis Shivani, Mark Strand, Mark Sweeney, Elizabeth Tornes, R.G. Vasicek, G.C. Waldrep, Michael White, M.L. Williams, Angela Woodward
Poet Mark Strand was a professor in the English department at the University of Utah from 1981 to 1994, and he served as U.S. poet laureate from 1990 to 1991. Strand was also a poetry editor for Western Humanities Review, and several of his collages from that period appeared on our cover. Mark Strand died last year at the age of 80. In honor of his contributions to this journal and our department, WHR invited several of Strand’s former colleagues and students to provide remembrances of the poet and professor. We’re also pleased to present a wide-ranging, previously unpublished interview and reprints of several poems, many of them written during Strand’s time in Utah.