Simic is, unfortunately, not included in this list of great american poets in the 20th century(letters R through W).
Huh? What in the hell are you talking about? Are you saying that Simic is not an american poet?
Simic was born in Belgrade, which was then in Yugoslavia. Growing up in war-torn Europe as a child shaped much of his world-view. In an interview from the Cortland Review he said, "Being one of the millions of displaced persons made an impression on me. In addition to my own little story of bad luck, I heard plenty of others. I'm still amazed by all the vileness and stupidity I witnessed in my life." Simic immigrated to the United States with his family in 1954 when he was sixteen. He grew up in Chicago and received his B.A. from New York University. He is professor emeritus of American literature and creative writing at the University of New Hampshire and lives on the shore of Bow Lake in Strafford, New Hampshire.
Compared to Eliot,Pound and Stevens, Simic is just a mouldering piece of **** who writes his best poetry for gays.
Here is another list of Great American Poets of the Twentieth Century. Do you see Simic on the list?
20th Century Poets
The Twentieth Century has seen an emergence of an unprecedented number of poets from around the world. Twentieth Century poets include some of these poets.
American 20th Century Poets
Elaine Maria Upton
William Carlos Williams
You had better go to a bookstore specializing in poetry for gays, I am sure Simic will be listed there.