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The Voice at 3:00 A.M.
Selected Late and New Poems
Charles Simic

    9780156030731 Trade Paperback
015603073X
$14.00
192pages
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Trim Size: 5-5/16 x 8
Copyright Year: 2003

Territory: World

Synopsis
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 on spiritual concerns and the weight of history with a nimble wit, shifting effortlessly to moments of clear vision and intense poetic revelation.

Chosen as one of the New York Library's 25 Books to Remember for 2003, The Voice at 3:00 A. M. was also nominated for a National Book Award. The recipient of many prizes, Simic most recently received Canada's Griffin Prize. The poems in this collection--spanning two decades of his work--present a rich and varied survey of a remarkable lyrical journey.

In the Street
Beauty, dark goddess,
We met and parted
As though we parted not.
Like two stopped watches
In a dusty store window,
One golden morning of time.


Biography

CHARLES SIMIC is widely recognized as one of the most important American poets of our time. He received the Pulitzer Prize for The World Doesn't End. He lives in New Hampshire.



General Subjects
Poetry- American
Poetry- Single Author/General
Poetry- General

Academic Disciplines & Course Studies
English Language & Literature- American Literature
English Language & Literature- Poetry



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