April 30, 2008 | Baruch College, CUNY Lecture Series
Post-War World II Belgrade was a â€œliving” slaughterhouse, says Yugoslavian-born Charles Simic, the Poet Laureate of the United States and the Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence at Baruch College. After moving to the U.S. in 1954, Simic discovered poetry as a tool for exploring his postwar experience. Winner of a Pulitzer Prize, the Edgar Allan Poe Award, a MacArthur Foundation “Genius Award” and most recently, the 2007 Wallace Stevens Award for Poetry, Simic, now 70, reads and discusses poems from his 2008 book â€œThat Little Something,â€ a remembrance of his salad days in New York City.
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