Last week was pretty memorable for poet Charles Simic. On Thursday, August 2, he was named the next United States Poet Laureate. That same day, the Academy of American Poets named him the 2007 recipient of the Wallace Stevens Award--an honor that is accompanied by a $100,000 prize.
Here are just a few online locations where you can learn more about Simic and his work:
The Charles Simic "archive" at PoetryFoundation.org;
Another Simic archive (Poetry Archive, UK); and
An excerpt from Simic's memoir, A Fly in the Soup (2000).
Artful Dodge interview (1993);
Cortland Review interview; and
Paris Review interview (2005).
And finally, here's a list of Simic's New York Review of Books publications.