Charles Simic 1938–
Yugoslavian-born American poet and translator.
The common objects Simic chooses as the subjects of his poetry are imbued with a strangeness, a surrealism, revealing the influence of the folk poetry of his native Yugoslavia. His poetic style is one of austere simplicity.
(See also CLC, Vols. 6, 9, and Contemporary Authors, Vols. 29-32, rev. ed.)