Walking the Black Cat (Hardcover)

By Charles Simic

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 9780151002191, 96pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 1996

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Paperback (10/17/1996)

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Hamlet's ghost wandering the halls of a Vegas motel, a street corner ventriloquist using passersby as dummies, and Jesus panhandling in a weed-infested Eden are just a few of the startling conceits Simic unleashes in this collection. Few contemporary poets have been as influential-or inimitable-as Charles Simic (New York Times Book Review).