A Night of Poetry with Charles Simic
April 30, 2008 | Baruch College, CUNY Lecture Series
Post-War World II Belgrade was a “living” 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 “That Little Something,â€ a remembrance of his salad days in New York City.