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Charles Simic

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Charles Simic
BornDušan Simić
(1938-05-09)May 9, 1938
Belgrade, Kingdom of Yugoslavia (now Serbia)
DiedJanuary 9, 2023(2023-01-09) (aged 84)
Dover, New Hampshire, U.S.
OccupationPoet
NationalitySerbian-American
Notable awardsPulitzer Prize for Poetry (1990)
Wallace Stevens Award (2007)
Zbigniew Herbert International Literary Award (2014)

Charles Simic (Serbian: Душан "Чарлс" Симић; born Dušan Simić; May 9, 1938 – January 9, 2023) was a Serbian American poet. He was the co-poetry editor of the Paris Review. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1990 for The World Doesn't End, and was a finalist of the Pulitzer Prize in 1986 for Selected Poems, 1963-1983 and in 1987 for Unending Blues.

Simic was appointed the fifteenth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 2007.[1] Simic married fashion designer Helene Dubin in 1964, and their union produced two children. In 1971, he became an American citizen.[2] Simic died of complications of dementia on January 9, 2023, at the age of 84.[3][4]

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  1. "Poet Laureate Timeline: 2001–present". Library of Congress. 2009. Archived from the original on August 5, 2010. Retrieved 2009-01-01.
  2. "Charles Simic, Pulitzer prize-winning poet, dies at age 84". The Guardian. January 10, 2023. Retrieved January 10, 2023.
  3. Garner, Dwight (January 9, 2023). "Charles Simic, Pulitzer-Winning Poet and U.S. Laureate, Dies at 84". The New York Times. Retrieved January 9, 2023.
  4. "Umro američki pesnik srpskog porekla Čarls Simić". Telegraf. January 9, 2023. Retrieved January 9, 2023.