Charles Simic readings, April 6 & 7
WALLACE STEVENS POETRY PROGRAM
Tuesday April 6, 2 pm, Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts
Wednesday April 7, 8 pm, Konover Auditorium of the Dodd Center, UConn
Sponsored by The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.,
& The Hartford Friends and Enemies of Wallace Stevens
Simic, who was born in Yugoslavia in 1938 and immigrated to the United States in 1954, is the author of more than 60 books in the U.S. and abroad, twenty titles of his own poetry among them, including That Little Something (2008); My Noiseless Entourage (2005); Selected Poems: 1963-2003 (2004), for which he received the 2005 International Griffin Poetry Prize; The Voice at 3:00 AM: Selected Late and New Poems (2003); Night Picnic (2001); The Book of Gods and Devils (2000); and Jackstraws (1999), which was named a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times. His other books of poetry include Walking the Black Cat (1996), which was a finalist for the National Book Award; A Wedding in Hell (1994); Hotel Insomnia (1992); The World Doesn’t End: Prose Poems (1990), for which he received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry; Selected Poems: 1963-1983 (1990); and Unending Blues (1986). Simic has also published numerous translations of French, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, and Slovenian poetry, and is the author of several books of essays, including Orphan Factory. He has edited several anthologies, including an edition of The Best American Poetry in 1992.