Charles Simic, acclaimed and singular poet, dead at 84


              FILE - Serbian born writer Charles Simic, 1990 Pulitzer winner, attends "La Milanesiana" cultural event, in Milan, Italy, Thursday, June 29, 2017. Simic, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who awed critics and readers with his singular blend of lyricism and economy, tragic insight and disruptive humor, has died at age 84. Dan Halpern, executive editor at publisher Alfred A. Knopf, confirmed Simic's death Monday, Jan. 9, 2023, but did not immediately provide further details. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
            
              FILE - Serbian born writer Charles Simic, 1990 Pulitzer winner, attends "La Milanesiana" cultural event, in Milan, Italy, Thursday, June 29, 2017. Simic, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who awed critics and readers with his singular blend of lyricism and economy, tragic insight and disruptive humor, has died at age 84. Dan Halpern, executive editor at publisher Alfred A. Knopf, confirmed Simic's death Monday, Jan. 9, 2023, but did not immediately provide further details. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
            
              FILE - Poet Charles Simic is shown at the City University of New York, May 13, 2003. Simic, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who awed critics and readers with his singular blend of lyricism and economy, tragic insight and disruptive humor, has died at age 84. Dan Halpern, executive editor at publisher Alfred A. Knopf, confirmed Simic's death Monday, Jan. 9, 2023, but did not immediately provide further details. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
            
              FILE - Poet Charles Simic is photographed at the City University of New York, May 13, 2003. Simic, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who awed critics and readers with his singular blend of lyricism and economy, tragic insight and disruptive humor, has died at age 84. Dan Halpern, executive editor at publisher Alfred A. Knopf, confirmed Simic's death Monday, Jan. 9, 2023, but did not immediately provide further details. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Charles Simic, acclaimed and singular poet, dead at 84