Charles Simic

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Charles Simic is one of America’s foremost contemporary poets. His poetry imaginatively encompasses the place of uncertainties and silence, informed by myth, history, religion and philosophy, not to mention jazz, blues and riddles. He is a poet who refuses categorization; offering the world to us in its infinite variety and subsequently our experience of it from a new perspective, transforming the most ordinary of objects we might encounter into articles of wonder. He takes the vast and the minute elements of our experience and encourages a more visionary view. For Simic, everything is poetry waiting to become. Life in large cities; living in the world; the star-filled cosmos; the smallest, most bare of rooms; the practical …

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Hossack, Irene. "Charles Simic". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 04 May 2006
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