Charles Simic

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Birthday
9, 1938
Birthplace
Belgrade, Serbia
Birth Sign
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Birthday
9, 1938 (age 80)
Birthplace
Belgrade, Serbia

About

Serbian-American poet and 1990 recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for The World Doesn't End. His numerous other poetry collections include Dismantling the Silence, Weather Forecast for Utopia and Vicinity, and Unending Blues.

Before Fame

He graduated from New York University. He published his debut poetry collection, What the Grass Says, in 1967.

Trivia

He was chosen in 2007 as the fifteenth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress (United States Poet Laureate).

Family Life

He was born in Belgrade, Serbia (then part of Yugoslavia), and he immigrated to the United States when he was sixteen years old.

Associated With

He was the 2007 recipient of the Wallace Stevens Award, presented by the American Academy of Poets.