Charles Simic tapped to become next U.S. Poet Laureate
Poet, literary critic, and retired University of New Hampshire Professor of English Literature Charles Simic has been named by the Library of Congress to become the next U.S. Poet Laureate, suceeding fellow New Hampshire poet Donald Hall. We offer two brief video clips of Charles Simic, both of which were recorded at the University of New Hampshire. The first is a brief video of Charles Simic in 2004 introducing poet Robert Bly wherein Simic ironically describes meeting Bly and Donald Hall for the first time in New York City. The second video clip, recorded in 2005, is of the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet introducing award-winning fiction writer Ann Beattie, who read her short story Coping Stones.
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