Charles Simic


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in Belgrade, (then Yugoslavia), Serbia
May 09, 1938

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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.

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Walking the Black Cat

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Sixty Poems

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My Noiseless Entourage

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The Book of Gods and Devils

4.15 avg rating — 252 ratings — published 1990 — 5 editions
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That Little Something

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“Insomnia is an all-night travel agency with posters advertising faraway places.”
Charles Simic, Dime-Store Alchemy

“Inside my empty bottle I was constructing a lighthouse while all others were making ships.”
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“If I believe in anything, it is in the dark night of the soul. Awe is my religion, and mystery is its church.”
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