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Jackstraws: Poems

Simic, Charles

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ISBN 10: 0151004226 / ISBN 13: 9780151004225
Published by Harcourt, Orlando, Florida, U.S.A., 1999
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First printing. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. As new in like DJ with light crease to front flyleaf. 85 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 1602

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Title: Jackstraws: Poems

Publisher: Harcourt, Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: Book

About this title


Charles Simic's new collection of sixty-two poems continues to startle. Whether he is writing of wild flowers "Drunk with kissing/The red hot summer breezes"; or of God, that "Boss of all bosses of the universe/Mr. Know-it-all, wheeler-dealer, wire puller"; or of rain drops "Which take turns listening/To each other fall intermittently/As they go around collecting memories," Simic creates powerful, fresh images that are at once slangy and lyrical, irreverent and God-fearing, foreign and all-American, humorous 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.

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