Simic or Gluck? Is Simic a better or worse poet laureate than Gluck?

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Personally, I like Simic better.  Simic has a way of surprising me in a poem that I really appreciate.  In "In the Library" he has the line, "Angels and gods huddled / In dark unopened books" and that image sticks with me.  So many of his poems do that, they...

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Personally, I like Simic better.  Simic has a way of surprising me in a poem that I really appreciate.  In "In the Library" he has the line, "Angels and gods huddled / In dark unopened books" and that image sticks with me.  So many of his poems do that, they amuse me or make me consider just how absurd our lives are.  From fathers who study theology through the mail (and yeah, studying god through the postal service seems incredibly amusing to me) to war as a love potion and the heart as a fluttering moth.  To me, these seem fresher and much more entertaining than Gluck whose work I've always found mildly depressing.

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