Charles Simic

American poet

Charles Simic (Serbian: Душан "Чарлс" Симић; born Dušan Simić; May 9, 1938) is 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.

Charles Simic
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BornDušan Simić
(1938-05-09) 9 May 1938 (age 84)
Belgrade, Yugoslavia
Notable awardsPulitzer Prize for Poetry (1990)
Wallace Stevens Award (2007)
Zbigniew Herbert International Literary Award (2014)

Simic was appointed the fifteenth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 2007.[1]


  1. "Poet Laureate Timeline: 2001–present". Library of Congress. 2009. Archived from the original on August 5, 2010. Retrieved 2009-01-01.