The University of Southern Maine Department of English is pleased to present the
2013 O’Brien Poetry Event
2007 U.S Poet Laureate
“Charles Simic arcs out into the mysterious depths of his own life only to circle back.... This is a poet who won’t blink.”
John Freeman, Boston Globe
Friday, November 1, 2013
University Events Room
7th Floor, Glickman Library
Question and Answer Period: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Reading: 5:00 p.m.
Charles Simic emigrated from Yugoslavia in the wake of World War II. His first book, What the Grass Says,was published in 1967, and since then, Simic has published more than 60 books internationally.
Simic has been honored many times over, with the Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times, fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. He served as Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry in 2007. Simic is Emeritus Professor of the University of New Hampshire.