Poetry Short Take: Scribbled in the Dark – Charles Simic

A new book from Simic is always a cause for celebration. A Pulitzer-Prize winner, former U.S. Poet Laureate and MacArthur fellowship winner, Simic’s wry, sardonic and mysterious poems have tracked the human condition for over half a century.

 In his latest exemplary collection, Simic, one of American poetry’s most revered and acclaimed figures, reveals a mysterious world that is simultaneously sinister and whimsical, observable through the minute details trailing in the wake of life’s most fleeting moments…. Simic has always had a knack for channeling the morbid—and managing to blend it with the joyous. It is in navigating those kinds of opposing emotions that he is at his most clever and profound…. Image by image, Simic composes miniature masterpieces, offering what appears as a seemingly effortless study in language’s cinematic possibilities.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Scribbled in the Dark (9780062661173) by Charlies Simic. $22.99 hardcover. 6/13/17 on sale.

 

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