Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Simic on PBS

Tonight on the Jim Lehrer NewsHour (on your friendly neighborhood PBS station -- check your local listings)...

*AN AMERICAN POET

September 26, 2007

As a part of our ongoing series of poet profiles, tonight we feature Poet Laureate Charles Simic.

Simic was born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia during World War II where his earliest years saw occupation, civil war, and the beginnings of a Stalinist regime in his homeland. Although he is the fifteenth Poet Laureate of the United States, he did not speak English until he was 15-years-old. Simic has published over 60 books in the United States and abroad, including numerous volumes of his own poetry, essays, and memoirs. He won the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for The World Doesn't End: Prose Poems.

Charles Simic will be answering your questions on his work and the future of poetry in an Online Insider Forum. To participate go to
www.pbs.org/newshour/insider/.


EDITOR'S NOTE: Segments highlighted on NewsHour Poetry Series Alert are scheduled to air but subject to change.

2 comments:

Robert said...

Thanks for the tip--I just watched it. I love Charles Simic. I happened to see your post 10 minutes before it came on.

Anne said...

Robert - glad you were able to catch it! I didn't get the heads-up from the PBS folks until late afternoon, and posted it here as fast as I could, but it wasn't much notice, was it? Anyway, I thought it was a nice profile.