By Charles Simic
From the Pulitzer Prize–winning former poet laureate, a suite of elegiac, irreverent new poems—an American grasp on the top of his talent
The most up-to-date 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 assorted and richly imagined landscapes. Peopled through policemen, presidents, little ones in Halloween mask, a fortune-teller, and a fly at the wall of the poet’s kitchen; set on crowded big apple streets, on park benches, and lower than darkened skies; the pages inside of toy with the top of the realm and its infinity. Simic is still an inimitable voice in smooth American poetry and considered one of its best chroniclers of the human condition.