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Simic Named U.S. Poet Laureate

PUBLISHED: August 3, 2007

Long-time VQR contributor Charles Simic was named the United States poet laureate yesterday. Simic’s work in VQR has included “Memories of the Future,” “Meditation in the Gutter” and “Ghost Ship.” Subscribers to the magazine can also read “Death of a Worthless Man,” his summer 2006 reflection on Miloševic’s death in The Hague during his lengthy trial. Simic succeeds Donald Hall, also a regular contributor to VQR in the past thirty years and a winner of our Emily Clark Balch Prize.

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