Books by Charles Simic

THE LIFE OF IMAGES by Charles Simic
Released: April 7, 2015

"Lucid, lyrical, educative and engaging virtually all areas of the brain."
A Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, essayist and translator presents a motley, intriguing collection of nonfiction pieces from the past 30 years. Read full book review >
Released: April 1, 2001

"A welcome excursion away from realities of everyday life that, like all good vacations, makes the return to our ordinary world less mundane."
Reid's first collection published in the US includes work selected from all five of his British volumes edited by friend and fellow poet Simic, who also contributed the introduction. Read full book review >
FEAST by Tomaž Šalamun
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"As an introduction to a powerful contemporary voice, this is a useful collection."
Šalamun is Slovenia's foremost living poet and the budding nation's former consul in New York. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"The language here is spare, even simple, but the images are complex, challenging in the way surrealist art defies ordinary perceptions, juxtaposing the whimsical and the frightening."
If it's permitted to speak of such a thing as a national character under our current tyranny of globalism, then there's a definite Eastern European, even Slavic, flavor to the entries in this collection. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

In this short collection of essays (some previously published in Antaeus and other literary reviews), Pulitzer Prizewinning poet Simic (Hotel Insomnia, 1992, etc.) brings off a masterfully casual beauty, whether discussing the creation of poetry and the poet's social role, praising food and the blues, or relating the travails of youth. Read full book review >