January 29, 2023
Charles Simic Obituary - Death, Pulitzer-Winning Poet and U.S. Laureate, Dies at 84

Charles Simic Obituary – Death, Pulitzer-Winning Poet and U.S. Laureate, Dies at 84

Charles Simic Obituary, Death – Charles Simic can be seen wearing sunglasses, a blue shirt, and pants as he poses on a deck during a bright day with trees in the backdrop. A photograph of the poet Charles Simic that does not include a date. When he was awarded the position of United States Poet Laureate in 2007, he responded by saying, “I am extremely affected and thrilled to be selected, because I am an immigrant lad who didn’t speak English until I was 15.” Credit… The New York Times’ Alexandra Daley-Clark was responsible for this article.

Charles Simic, the renowned Serbian-American poet whose work combined a melancholy old-world sensibility with a sensual and witty sense of modern life, passed away on Monday at an assisted living facility in Dover, New Hampshire. His work was known for its combination of a melancholy old-world sensibility with a sense of modern life that was sensual and witty. He was 84.

According to his lifelong friend and editor Daniel Halpern, the cause of death was problems related to dementia. In 1990, Mr. Simic was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Literature for his collection of prose poems titled “The World Doesn’t End.” He was a prolific writer. Between the years 2007 and 2008, he held the position of Poet Laureate of the United States. When asked about it at the time, he stated, “I am very moved and honored to be selected because I am an immigrant lad who did not speak English until I was 15.”

His poetry were difficult to categorize in a straightforward manner. Others were steadfastly realistic and aggressive, while others were sparse and bizarre in their presentation. The vast majority of them were loaded with hilarious irony and unexpected metaphors.

In a feature of Mr. Simic that was published in The New York Times in 1990, D.J.R. Bruckner said that “only a very daring critic would say what the subject matter of any Simic poem is.” “In rich detail, they are all filled with regular objects, but they tend to convey the sensation that the poet has dug a hole through normal existence to provide a glimpse of something boundless,” the author of the poems writes.

The topic of Mr. Simic’s talks typically centered on his youth in Belgrade during World War II. For instance, he described the German soldiers marching past his family’s house in 1944 in the poetry titled “Two Dogs,” describing the scene as “the earth trembling, death rushing by.” He wrote the following in the poetry titled “Cameo Appearance”: