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  • Confessions of a Poet Laureateby Charles Simic

    New York Review Books 2010; US$ 5.95

    A NEW YORK REVIEW E-BOOK ORIGINAL As former U.S. poet laureate Charles Simic has said, the secret to our identities lies not in grand events, but in the parentheses between events--and in these brief essays, we get a taste of this great poet's parenthetical observations and recollections. He takes us from his rattling house on a stormy New Hampshire... more...

  • The Monster Loves His Labyrinthby Charles Simic

    Copper Canyon Press 2012; US$ 12.99

    The personal notebooks of our new Poet Laureate. more...

  • The Voice at 3:00 A.M.by Charles Simic

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2006; US$ 12.26

    Charles Simic has been widely celebrated for his brilliant poetic imagery; his social, political, and moral alertness; his uncanny ability to make the ordinary extraordinary; and not least, the sardonic humor all his own. Gathering much of his material from the seemingly mundane minutiae of contemporary American culture, Simic matches meditations... more...

  • Sixty Poemsby Charles Simic

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2008; US$ 11.19

    Here are sixty of Charles Simic's best known poems, collected to celebrate his appointment as the fifteenth Poet Laureate of the United States. more...

  • My Noiseless Entourageby Charles Simic

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2005; US$ 14.92

    This new collection of poems from Charles Simic demonstrates once again his wit, moral acuity, and brilliant use of imagery. His settings are a farmhouse porch, a used-clothing store, empty station platforms; his subjects love, futility, and the sense of an individual life lived among a crowd of literal and imaginary presences. Both sharp and sympathetic,... more...

  • Master of Disguisesby Charles Simic

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2010; US$ 13.86

    A new collection of poems by the recent Poet Laureate. more...

  • New and Selected Poemsby Charles Simic

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013; US$ 27.72

    The first ever volume of new and selected poetry from one of our most celebrated and acclaimed poets, Charles Simic. more...

  • Night Picnicby Charles Simic

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2012; US$ 14.99

    The poems in Charles Simic's new collection evoke a variety of settings and images, from New York City to small New England towns; from crowds spilling onto the sidewalk on a hot summer night to an abandoned wooden church and a car graveyard overgrown with weeds. His subjects range from a bakery early in the morning to the fingerprints on a stranger's... more...

  • Jackstrawsby Charles Simic

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2000; US$ 12.79

    In this new collection of sixty-two poems Charles Simic paints exquisite and shattering word pictures that lend meaning to a chaotic world populated by insects, bridal veils, pallbearers, TV sets, parrots, and a finely detailed dragonfly. Suffused with hope yet unafraid to mock his own credulity, Simic's searing metaphors unite the solemn with the... more...

  • The Life of Imagesby Charles Simic

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 13.99

    A collection of new and selected essays by the Pulitzer Prize?winner and former Poet Laureate. In addition to being one of America?s most famous and commended poets, Charles Simic is a prolific and talented essayist. The Life of Images brings together his best prose work written over twenty-five years. A blend of the straightforward, the wry,... more...