Charles D. Simic

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General Information

Name: Charles D. Simic

Pen Name: None

Genres: Non-Fiction, Poetry

Born: 1938 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia

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Email: N/A

Illinois Connection

Charlse moved to Oak Park in 1955 and attended Oak Park/River Forest High School. After graduation he worked as an office boy for the Chicago Sun Times while attending college.

Biographical and Professional Information

In 2007 Charles Simac was named the 15th Poet Laureate of the United States by the Library of Congress. He writes on such diverse topics as jazz, art, and philosophy. He exerts considerable influence not only as poet, but as translator, essayist and philosopher, opining on the current state of contemporary American poetry. He held the position of poetry editor of The Paris Review. He is now a retired professor from the University of New Hampshire.

Published Works

  • The World Doesn't End, Mariner Books, 1989
  • Hotel Insomnia, Mariner Books, 1992
  • Jackstraws, Mariner Books, 1999
  • A Fly in the Soup: Memoirs, Iniversity of Michigan Press, 2002
  • The Voice at 3:00 A.M.: Selected Late and New Poems, Mariner Books, 2003
  • My Noiseless Entourage: Poems, Houghton Mifflin, 2005
  • Sixty Poems, Mariner Books, 2008
  • That Little Something: Poems, Marinier Books, 2008
  • Monster Loves His Laybrinth, Ausable Press, 2008
  • The Horse Has Six Legs, Greywolf Press, 2010

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

The World Doesn't End

ISBN: 0156983508
Release Date: 1989-03-14

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Jackstraws: Poems

ISBN: 0156010984
Release Date: 2000-03-07

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A Fly in the Soup: Memoirs (Poets on Poetry)

ISBN: 0472089099
Release Date: 2003-01-06

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The Voice at 3:00 A.M.: Selected Late and New Poems

ISBN: 015603073X
Release Date: 2006-03

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My Noiseless Entourage: Poems

ISBN: 0151012148
Release Date: 2005-04-04

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Sixty Poems

ISBN: 0156035642
Release Date: 2008-01-07

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That Little Something

ISBN: 0156035391
Release Date: 2009-04-17

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The Monster Loves His Labyrinth

ISBN: 1931337403
Release Date: 2008-09-01

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Literary Awards

  • Pulitzer 1990, The World Doesn't End

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

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