Sunday, October 22, 2006

An evening with Simic

The literary evening with Charles Simic was a hit! He read 13 poems to a packed house of close to 300, and his couisin recited the translated versions to the attendees which included primary and highschool students from some of the local schools. Some of the pieces he chose were truly moving as they related to the time he spent in Belgrade during and after the war - he painted a stark picture of the city at that time but said how impressed he was at the turnaround over the last ten years or so. It's always amazing to see people complete the circle by traveling by to their country of birth 50 years later.


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