Charles Simic

Charles Simic

About Charles Simic

Charles Simic, born in Belgrade on May 9, 1938, is an American poet, essayist, translator and university professor. Elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, then Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, then Poet Laureate of the United States with the Library of Congress. He is also a professor emeritus at the University of New Hampshire, where he taught literary criticism and creative writing from 1974 to 2018. Charles Simic became known as a minimalist poet writing laconic, enigmatic poems similar to Japanese Buddhist haiku. Apart from poetry he has written various essays on various subjects such as Jazz, philosophy, aesthetics. Finally he disseminated Yugoslav poetry by translating the poets of his country of origin. He has written numerous articles in prestigious journals such as The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, The Harvard Review and The Georgia Review.
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