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Wonderful Words, Silent Truth: Essays on Poetry and a Memoir
Included in this collection of essays is an autobiographical sketch of the poet's early years in Yugoslavia during World War II
Paperback, 144 pages
Published April 27th 1990 by University of Michigan Press
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This was a wonderful little collection. Each piece is a little jewel. The essay on his life and escape from the former Yugoslavia is one amazing piece of history - but so are the pieces that are meditations on poetry (his own and others) and philosophy. He is a wit, as well as very insightful. I really loved this book.
Charles Simic (born Dušan Simić) is a Serbian-American poet and the 15th Poet Laureate of the United States. He is co-Poetry Editor of the Paris Review. Simic is the 2007 recipient of the Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets. This $100,000 (US) prize recognizes outstanding and proven mastery in the art of poetry.More about Charles Simic...