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Jackstraws: Poems by  Charles Simic - First Edition - 1999 - from citynightsbooks and Biblio.com

Jackstraws: Poems

by Simic, Charles

Condition: Near Fine/Fine


Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.: Harcourt, 1999. First printing. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. As new in like DJ with light crease to front flyleaf. 85 pp.. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine. Book.

Charles Simic's new collection of sixty-two poems continues to startle. Whether he is writing of wild flowers "Drunk with kissing/The red hot summer breezes"; or of God, that "Boss of all bosses of the universe/Mr. Know-it-all, wheeler-dealer, wire puller"; or of rain drops "Which take turns listening/To each other fall intermittently/As they go around collecting memories," Simic creates powerful, fresh images that are at once slangy and lyrical, irreverent and God-fearing, foreign and all-American, humorous and full of heartache.




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