Kane Hall, Room 120 University District
Thurs April 12, 2018, 7 pm
Recommended by Rich Smith
Charles Simic is such a legend, I didn't even know he was alive. I just thought you automatically transubstantiated into a poetry Jesus after you win the Pulitzer, the Griffin, the MacArthur, and serve as poet laureate of the United States. But here he is! The approachably surreal bard of Belgrade, the survivor of several WWII-era bombing campaigns who still maintained his sense of humor, the last Napoleon soldier, the great translator of Tomaž Šalamun (!) and Vasko Popa (!)—right here in Seattle! This is a rare opportunity to hear his new work and maybe to hear a few old standards such as "I am the last..." or "My Noiseless Entourage," or any of the haunted poems from Unending Blues.
UW Campus, Seattle, WA