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Biography of Louise Gluck

Louise Gluck

Louise Gluck (1943 - Present)

Louise Glück (born April 22, 1943) is the author of nine books of poetry, including The Seven Ages (Ecco Press, 2001); Vita Nova (1999), which was awarded The New Yorker magazine's Book Award in Poetry; Meadowlands (1996); The Wild Iris (1992), which received the Pulitzer Prize and the Poetry Society of America's William Carlos Williams Award; Ararat (1990), which received the Library of Congress's Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry; and The Triumph of Achilles (1985), which received the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Boston Globe Literary Press Award, and the Poetry Society of America's Melville Kane Award. Louise Glück has also published a collection of essays, Proofs and Theories: Essays on Poetry (1994), which won the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for Nonfiction. This fall, Sarabande Books will publish in chapbook form a new, six-part poem, "October."

In 2001 Yale University awarded Louise Glück its Bollingen Prize in Poetry, given biennially for a poet's lifetime achievement in his or her art. Her other honors include the Lannan Literary Award for Poetry, the Sara Teasdale Memorial Prize (Wellesley, 1986), the MIT Anniversary Medal (2000), and fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller foundations and from the National Endowment for the Arts.

She is a member of the American Academy & Institute of Arts & Letters, and in 1999 was elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. In 2003 she was named as the new judge for the Yale Series of Younger Poets and will serve in that position through 2007.

A resident of Cambridge, Massachusetts, Glück taught at Williams College from 1983 to 2004. She currently teaches at Yale University.

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49 Poems written by Louise Gluck

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All Hallows
Celestial Music
Circe's Grief
Circe's Power Comments and analysis of Circe's Power by Louise Gluck 3 Comments
Circe's Torment
Confession Comments and analysis of Confession by Louise Gluck 45 Comments
Horse Comments and analysis of Horse by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
Labor Day
Love Poem Comments and analysis of Love Poem by Louise Gluck 2 Comments
Parousia Comments and analysis of Parousia by Louise Gluck 12 Comments
Penelope's Song
Siren Comments and analysis of Siren by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
Summer Comments and analysis of Summer by Louise Gluck 13 Comments
The Garden
The Gold Lily Comments and analysis of The Gold Lily by Louise Gluck 12 Comments
The Silver Lily
The Triumph Of Achilles Comments and analysis of The Triumph Of Achilles by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
The Untrustworthy Speaker


A Fantasy
First Memory Comments and analysis of First Memory by Louise Gluck 5 Comments
Saints Comments and analysis of Saints by Louise Gluck 11 Comments

Descending Figure

The Fear Of Burial


Nostos Comments and analysis of Nostos by Louise Gluck 27 Comments
Odysseus' Decision Comments and analysis of Odysseus' Decision by Louise Gluck 237 Comments
Parable Of Faith
Parable Of The Dove Comments and analysis of Parable Of The Dove by Louise Gluck 46 Comments
The Butterfly
The Wish

The House on the Marshland

The Pond Comments and analysis of The Pond by Louise Gluck 1 Comment

The Wild Iris

Early Darkness Comments and analysis of Early Darkness by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
Matins Comments and analysis of Matins by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
Retreating Wind
The Red Poppy Comments and analysis of The Red Poppy by Louise Gluck 10 Comments
The White Lilies
The Wild Iris Comments and analysis of The Wild Iris by Louise Gluck 12 Comments
Vespers Comments and analysis of Vespers by Louise Gluck 1 Comment

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