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Sixty Poems

ISBN-10: 0156035642

ISBN-13: 9780156035644

Edition: 2008

Authors: Charles Simic

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Here are sixty of Charles Simic's best known poems, collected to celebrate his appointment as the fifteenth Poet Laureate of the United States.
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Book details

List price: $12.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 1/7/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 112
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

Charles Simic was born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, immigrated with his family to Chicago in 1954, and was educated at New York University. Although his native language was Serbian, he began writing in English. Some of his work reflects the years he served in the U.S. Army (1961--63). He has been awarded a MacArthur Foundation fellowship, a Guggenheim Foundation grant, and a National Endowment for the Arts award. "My poetry always had surrealistic tendencies, which were discouraged a great deal in the '50's," the poet said, but such tendencies were applauded in the 1970s and his reputation consequently flourished. His poems are about obsessive fears and often depict a world that resembles the animism of primitive thought. His work has affinities with that of Mark Strand and has in its turn produced several imitators. Simic was appointed the fifteenth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 2007

From Unending Blues,1986
Toward Nightfall
Against Whatever It Is That's Encroaching
From The Book of Gods and Devils,1990
St. Thomas Aquinas
Factory
Shelley
The Devils
The White Room
The Big War
Paradise
In the Library
From Hotel Insomnia,1992
The Prodigal
Hotel Insomnia
The Tiger
A Book Full of Pictures
Evening Walk
Romantic Sonnet
The Old World
Country Fair
From A Wedding in Hell,1994
Paradise Motel
The Clocks of the Dead
Leaves
Transport
Crazy About Her Shrimp
Reading History
Empires
Mystics
Via del Tritone
The Secret
From Walking the Black Cat,1996
Mirrors at 4 a.m.
Cameo Appearance
What the Gypsies Told My Grandmother While She Was Still a Young Girl
Little Unwritten Book
Slaughterhouse Flies
An Address with Exclamation Points
Entertaining the Canary
Ghosts
At the Cookout
Club Midnight
Pastoral Harpsichord
Have You Met Miss Jones?
From Jackstraws,1999
The Soul Has Many Brides
Mummy's Curse
The Common Insects of North America
The Toy
From Night Picnic,2001
Unmade Beds
The One to Worry About
Sunday Papers
The Altar
My Father Attributed Immortality to Waiters
The Lives of the Alchemists
From The Voice at 3:00 a.m.,2003
Grayheaded Schoolchildren
Serving Time
Late September
From My Noiseless Entourage,2005
Self-Portrait in Bed
To Dreams
My No