come into poetry, sit down and put your feet up

The State of the Art
with Charles Simic

The Poetry Society's Annual Lecture

Thursday 5 February • 7.00pm

“For me a poem is a place where one invites someone in. You build a little house, fix it up real nice. Inside you’ve got a painting on the wall, a new couch, some knick-knacks and souvenirs, a swell meal all laid out on the table, and you open the door and hope somebody comes in…” Charles Simic, Poetry Review.

To mark the celebration of its centenary in 2009, The Poetry Society invites Charles Simic to give The Poetry Society’s Annual Lecture.

Drawing on his experience as Poet Laureate of the United States, Charles will deliver a playful and provocative lecture about the shifts in today’s poetic landscape from Belgrade to Boston.

Venue: Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 4QH. Time: 7pm

Tickets: £12/ £8 (concs and Poetry Society members). Bookings on 020 7392 9220 or


Popular Posts