Charles Simic

Charles Simic is an important contemporary poet who, throughout his career has won numerous awards, including a Pulitzer Prize and a MacArthur “genius grant.” He has taught English and creative writing for three decades at the University of New Hampshire.

Classic Ballroom Dances

The Siberian American poet Charles Simic’s ‘Classic Ballroom Dances’ is about how a speaker finds similarities between simple daily activities and the art of dancing.

Fork

‘Fork’ by Charles Simic is a surprising and imaginative poem. In it, the speaker uses interesting examples of figurative language to depict a fork.

Stone

‘Stone’ by Charles Simic is a short and impactful poem. In it, the speaker describes why he’d like to be a stone more than another living creature, like a dove or tiger.

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