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Charles Simic’s work resists categorization and is often haunting, sly, mysterious, and always engaging. Simic is a poet, essayist, and translator. He has written 20 books of poetry, seven books of essays, a memoir, and numerous books of translations of French, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, and Slovenian poetry. He has received many literary awards, including the Pulitzer Prize, the Griffin Prize, a MacArthur Fellowship, and the Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets. Simic was the Poet  Laureate of the United States from 2007-08.