||Charles Simic was born in Belgrade in 1938.
He is the author of over 60 books including Walking the Black Cat, A Wedding in Hell and Hotel Insomnia, all from Hartcourt Brace. His book of
prose poems The World Doesn't End was awarded the
Pulitzer Prize in 1990. In addition to being anthologized many times over, his work has
appeared in New Yorker, Poetry, and The Best American Poetry:
for which he was the guest editor in 1992. Currently, he lives in New Hampshire with,
among other things, a broken foot. This is his first appearance in an online magazine.