Posted on January 10, 2023 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The following three writers have died in the past month, and while they might not be household names to all readers, their careers seemed very much worth noting.

Two of them were poets: Naomi Replansky and Charles Simic.

The former died Saturday at age 104; the latter's death at age eighty-four was confirmed Monday, without further detail.

Replansky published rarely, but when she did, she made quite the splash: Her first book of poetry, Ring Song, was nominated for a National Book Award.

Other collections came at decades-long intervals; you can read more about Replansky's life and work in The Jerusalem Post.

Simic, in contrast, wrote dozens of books, according to his Associated Press obituary.

Among them were The World Doesn’t End, which won the Pulitzer Prize, and Walking the Black Cat, which was a National Book Award finalist.

Simic also served as poet laureate from 2007-2008, winding down a remarkable career that only began in English in his late 20s.

And finally, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reported late last year that prolific cookbook author Jean Paré had died at age ninety-five.

In 1980, Paré and her son launched Company's Coming Publishing, which would go on to publish over two hundred cookbooks.

When she retired in 2011, an estimated 30 million copies of her works had been sold, notes the CBC.

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