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Friday, August 03, 2007

Charles Simic appointed Poet Laureate

Librarian of Congress James H. Billington has announced the appointment of Charles Simic to be the Library's 15th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry. Simic will take up his duties in the fall, opening the Library's annual literary series on October 17 with a reading of his work. He also will be a featured speaker at the Library of Congress National Book Festival in the Poetry pavilion on September 29, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

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