Charles Simic, the 15th Poet Laureate of the United States, will read his award-winning poems Friday at Bucks County Community College.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Charles Simic, the 15th Poet Laureate of the United States, will share his award-winning poetry this Friday at Bucks County Community College. The event, which is part of the Wordsmiths Reading Series, begins at 7:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public. Born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, Simic emigrated to the U.S. in 1953 at the age of 15. He has lived in New York City, Chicago, the San Francisco area, and for many years in New Hampshire, where he was a professor of English at the University of New Hampshire. The poet, essayist, and translator has been honored with the Frost Medal, the Wallace Stevens Award, a Pulitzer Prize, two PEN Awards for his work as a translator and a MacArthur Fellowship. He served as the country's Poet Laureat …
The program will feature poets Marie Kane, the 2006 Bucks County Poet Laureate, and Carolina Morales, a former BCCC student.
Two local poets who have recently published new collections will read from their works this Sunday at Bucks County Community College. The program begins at 2 p.m. and will feature poets Marie Kane, the 2006 Bucks County Poet Laureate, and Carolina Morales, a former BCCC student. Kane, a Yardley resident, has recently published “Survivors in the Garden,” a collection of her recent poems. Kane’s poetry has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes and has appeared in various journals including Wordgathering, The Schuylkill Valley Journal, Hot Metal Press, The Meadowland Review and the Belleview Literary Review. The former high school English teacher has also won prizes from the Poetry Society of New Hampshire, Inglis House, and the Robert …