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Mark Strand's Poetry Moved Easily From Common To Sublime

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Former U.S. Poet Laureate Mark Strand (right) with Mexican author and Nobel Prize winner for literature, Ocatavio Paz, at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, in 1995. Strand has died of cancer at age 80. Joe Cavareta/AP hide caption

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From 2:50: Strand on making a living as a poet.

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For P.D. James, A Good Mystery Celebrated Human Intelligence

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D.C.'s 'Mayor For Life' Ends His Reign: Marion Barry Dies At 78

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Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry Dies

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Mike Nichols was born Michael Igor Peschkowsky. He could barely speak English when he arrived in the U.S. at age 7. Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images hide caption

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Remembering 'Comic Meteor' Mike Nichols

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Spanish Duchess Of Alba Remembered As A Colorful Figure

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Fresh Air Remembers Film And Broadway Director Mike Nichols

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Mike Nichols, seen here in 2013, died Wednesday at 83. Dario Cantatore/AP hide caption

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Mike Nichols: Remembering The Ellipses After The Story Ends

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