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Sixty poems by Charles Simic

Sixty poems (original 2007; edition 2008)

by Charles Simic

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Title:Sixty poems
Authors:Charles Simic
Info:Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, c2008. Paperback, perfectbound, 100 pages
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Sixty Poems by Charles Simic (2007)



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The world informs me,
like a distracted conductor
too busy to answer my question
if this is the right stop,
that this isn't
the book of his I should read.

'This is what they had,' I say.
Before I can explain
how I liked it
but didn't love it,
They turn their back,
and I'm left to ponder the rail map.

I'd have liked to tell
of the pockets of verse
stuffed into spare corners
that thrilled me like little else
but that I tired of
vast dusty plains of women and food.
Much like Spain.

But he had already moved on,
hassling some lady about change,
she looking like she was about to cry. ( )
  wjmcomposer | Nov 5, 2014 |
Death and libraries are linked in `Reading history'. ( )
  jon1lambert | Sep 17, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0156035642, Paperback)

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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Here are sixty of Charles Simic's best known poems, collected to celebrate his appointment as the fifteenth Poet Laureate of the United States. "The range of Charles Simic's imagination is evident in his stunning and unusual imagery. He handles language with the skill of a master craftsman, yet his poems are easily accessible, often meditative and surprising. He has given us a rich body of highly organized poetry with shades of darkness and flashes of ironic humor." --James H. Billington, Librarian of Congress "[Simic] draws on the dark satire of Central Europe, the sensual rhapsody of Latin America, and the fraught juxtapositions of French Surrealism, to create a style like nothing else in American literature. Yet [his] verse remains recognizably American--not just in its grainy, hard-boiled textures, straight out of 1940s film noir, but in the very confidence of its eclecticism." --Adam Kirsch, New York Sun… (more)

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