Selected Early Poems
by Charles Simic

March 20, 2013
Paperback, 252 pages
8 x 5.1 x 0.8 inches

ISBN-13: 978-0807616208
$15.95 (Can 17.95)

In the spare and haunting vision of Charles Simic’s poems, the familiar takes on a disturbing, often sinister presence and yet his work also transforms the ordinary world into a place of wonder and mystery. Selected Early Poems spans the years 1963-1983 and includes works from twelve previous collections, with a new introduction that sheds invaluable light on the author’s early artistic calling.

A former United States Poet Laureate and 1990 Pulitzer Prize winner, Charles Simic “…is among the very few poets for whom surrealism is a genuine vision. …His skill and sure instinct make this book one of the important poetic achievements of our time.” –Adam Kirsch, New York Times

Charles Simic was born in Belgrade. He is a United States Poet Laureate, an essayist and translator. His 1990 collection, The World Doesn't End: Prose Poems was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. He lives in New Hampshire.