Night Picnic: Poems

Night Picnic: Poems

by Charles Simic

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 front door; from waiters in an empty restaurant to the decorations in a window of a funeral home; from a dog tied to a chain to a homeless man sleeping at the foot of a skyscraper; and other moments of solitude and clear vision.
"What is beautiful," he writes in one poem, "is found accidentally and not sought after. What is beautiful is easily lost." Simic is the metaphysician of the ordinary, a poet who reminds us of the mysteries of our daily lives.

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  • Format: eBook

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544102422

  • ISBN-10: 0544102428

  • Pages: 96

  • Price: $9.99

  • Publication Date: 08/23/2012

  • Carton Quantity: 1

Charles Simic
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Charles Simic

CHARLES SIMIC was born in Belgrade and emigrated to the United States in 1954. He is the author of many books of poetry and prose. Among other honors, he received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1990 and served as the Poet Laureate of the United States in 2007–2008.
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Available Resources

Related Categories

  • Format: eBook

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544102422

  • ISBN-10: 0544102428

  • Pages: 96

  • Price: $9.99

  • Publication Date: 08/23/2012

  • Carton Quantity: 1

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