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Charles Simic


There will be an informal Q&A session in the Poetry Center in the afternoon where Simic will discuss his work and the craft of writing, followed in the evening by a reading from his works. Prior to his reading, poetry fans are invited to attend a free and unstructured slate of readings behind John M. Greene Hall where a variety of poets participating in the 2006 Poetry Bus Tour will read from their work.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006
4:00 p.m. Smith College Poetry Center
Discussion session and Q&A
6:00 p.m. Behind John M. Greene Hall
Poetry Bus Tour, unstructured readings
7:30 p.m. Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall
Poetry reading


The visit is sponsored by the Smith College Poetry Center and the Smith College Lecture Committee, and is free, open to the public, and wheelchair accessible.

For more information, read the press release posted on Smith College News Releases.


book cover: The World Doesn't End
The World Doesn't End, winner of the 1990 Pulitzer Prize.

Born in war-torn Eastern Europe in 1938, and immigrating from Belgrade as a boy, Pulitzer Prize-winner and MacArthur “genius grant” recipient Charles Simic has authored more than sixty books. For more information, read about Charles Simic on the Smith College Poetry Center page.

Search by author to locate in the Five College Library Catalog.

book cover: Jackstraws
Jackstraws, nominated as a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times in 1999.

Link to past SC Libraries Poetry Center Readings resource pages.

Please note: Some links from this page are available to all without restriction. Others are restricted for off-campus access to Smith students, faculty, and staff. To connect, enter your Smith email username and password when requested.


Biography in Context
Includes entries from Contemporary Authors, updated 2005; and Contemporary Poets, updated 2004.

Online Texts

Expanded Academic Index
Search by keyword to find or link to over a dozen texts, reviews, and poems. Use SC Links to connect to full text.

Internet Resources

Internet Site Access
Poem Hunter (includes 29 poems)
Ploughshares (poems, interviews, reviews)
Poetry Archives (listen to poems read by the poet)
The Cortland Review - Issue Four, August 1998 (interview with Charles Simic)
American Academy of Poets
2006 Poetry Bus - Organized by Wave Books, a Seattle-based poetry press, the tour will cover 50 cities in 50 days.


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