Charles Simic

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Charles Simic has published over sixty books of poetry as well as many translations of French, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, and Slovenian poetry. He was born in Yugoslavia in 1938 and moved with his family to the United States in 1953. His poetry first appeared in The Chicago Review .

The poet Seamus Heaney describes Simic’s work as, “Surrealist, and therefore comic, but with a specific gravity in his imagining that manages to avoid the surrealist penalty of weightlessness.”

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Charles Simic with David Lehman, (Events)
Hans Magnus Enzensberger with Charles Simic, (Events)

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