Classic Ballroom Dances by Charles Simic

Classic Ballroom Dances by Charles Simic. 1980 Braziller, first paperback edition, inscribed by author, 64 pages. Simic was a Serbian American poet and co-editor of poetry for the Paris Review. He won the Pulitzer, MacArthur Genius Grant, and more. According to Poetry Foundation: "Simic’s work defies easy categorization. Some poems reflect a surreal, metaphysical bent and others offer grimly realistic portraits of violence and despair." According to a review of Classic Ballroom in Ploughshares, "[H]is book features a number of fine poems in which the speaker himself assumes something of the innocence and dramatic autonomy of the spoon or knife of the earlier work."

Condition: VG. Inscribed by author, and includes a note, to poet and book reviewer Rod Steier

"The kid got so dirty

Playing in the ashes."

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