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Charles Simic


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

Died
January 09, 2023

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U.S. Poet Laureate, 2007-2008

Dušam Charles Simic was born in Belgrade, former Yugoslavia, on May 9, 1938. Simic’s childhood was complicated by the events of World War II. He moved to Paris with his mother when he was 15; a year later, they joined his father in New York and then moved to Oak Park, a suburb of Chicago, where he graduated from the same high school as Ernest Hemingway. Simic attended the University of Chicago, working nights in an office at the Chicago Sun Times, but was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1961 and served until 1963.

Simic is the author of more than 30 poetry collections, including The World Doesn’t End: Prose Poems (1989), which received the Pulitzer Prize; Jackstraws (1999); Selected Poems: 1963-2003 (2004), which
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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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“He who cannot howl will not find his pack.”
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