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When this selection of Charles Simic's work first appeared, it was hailed as easily the best volume of poetry published in 1985.... Simic] is one of the wisest poets of his generation, and one of the best.* For this new edition of his selected poems, Simic has added twenty-eight poems and extensively revised others, making this the most complete collection available of his early work.In the spare, haunting vision of these poems, the familiar takes on a disturbing, often sinister, presence. A fork resembles a bird's foot/Worn around the cannibal's neck and a bird's chirp is Like a match flickering / In a new grave. Life's horrors -- violence, hunger, poverty, illness -- lurk unnervingly in the background. And yet, despite the horror, a sense of wonder pervades these poems, transforming the ordinary world into a mysterious place of unknowable forces.Classic displays of the economy and grace of Simic's work, these poems occupy an established place in American poetry.