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Jackstraws: Poems (Harvest Book)

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In this new collection of sixty-two poems Charles Simic paints exquisite and shattering word pictures that lend meaning to a chaotic world populated by insects, bridal veils, pallbearers, TV sets, parrots, and a finely detailed dragonfly. Suffused with hope yet unafraid to mock his own credulity, Simic's searing metaphors unite the solemn with the absurd. His raindrops listen to each other fall and collect memories; his wildflowers are drunk with kissing the red-hot breezes; and his God is a Mr. Know-it-all, a wheeler-dealer, a wire-puller. In this latest lyrical gathering, Simic continues to startle his fans with the powerful and surprising images that are his trademark-slangy images of the ethereal, fantastic visions of the everyday, foreign scenes of the all-American-and moments full of humor and full of heartache.

About the Author

CHARLES SIMIC was born in Belgrade and emigrated to the United States in 1954. He is the author of many books of poetry and prose. Among other honors, he received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1990 and served as the Poet Laureate of the United States in 2007-2008.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780156010986
Arthur, Meredith:
Simic, Charles
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P
Author:
Simic, Charles
Location:
San Diego :
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Harvest ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Harvest Book
Series Volume:
638 (June 1972)
Publication Date:
20000431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.24 lb

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