Winner of the pulitzer prize
Former poet laureate of the united states
This latest volume of poetry from Charles Simic, one of America s most celebrated poets, demonstrates his signature mix of wry melancholy and sardonic wit a dazzling collection as original, meditative, and humorous as the poet himself.
For more than fifty years, Simic has delighted readers with his innovative form, quiet humor, and his rare ability to limn our interior life and concisely capture the depth of human emotion. These stunning, succinct poems validate and reinforce Simic s importance and relevance in modern poetry.
When our souls are happy, Charles Simic has written, they talk about food. When my soul is happy, often enough, I want to talk about Mr. Simic. Dwight Garner, New York Times Book Review"