By Charles Simic
From the Pulitzer Prize–winning former poet laureate, a set of elegiac, irreverent new poems—an American grasp on the top of his talent
The most recent quantity of poetry from Charles Simic hums with the liveliness of the writer’s pen. Scribbled within the Dark brings the poet’s signature sardonic humorousness, piercing social perception, and haunting lyricism to different and richly imagined landscapes. Peopled via policemen, presidents, teenagers in Halloween mask, a fortune-teller, and a fly at the wall of the poet’s kitchen; set on crowded ny streets, on park benches, and below darkened skies; the pages inside of toy with the tip of the realm and its infinity. Simic remains to be an inimitable voice in smooth American poetry and certainly one of its most interesting chroniclers of the human condition.