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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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A child draws the outline of a body.
A dove lived in a village. Comments and analysis of Parable Of The Dove by Louise Gluck 43 Comments
A man and a woman lie on a white bed.
As a man and woman make
As I perceive Comments and analysis of The Gold Lily by Louise Gluck 12 Comments
At the end of my suffering Comments and analysis of The Wild Iris by Louise Gluck 12 Comments
Do you know what I was, how I lived? You know
Don't listen to me; my heart's been broken.
Even now this landscape is assembling.
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How can you say Comments and analysis of Early Darkness by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
I became a criminal when I fell in love. Comments and analysis of Siren by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
I have a friend who still believes in heaven.
I never turned anyone into a pig. Comments and analysis of Circe's Power by Louise Gluck 3 Comments
I regret bitterly
In our family, there were two saints, Comments and analysis of Saints by Louise Gluck 11 Comments
In the early evening, a now, as man is bending
In the empty field, in the morning,
In the end, I made myself
In the story of Patroclus Comments and analysis of The Triumph Of Achilles by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
In your extended absence, you permit me Comments and analysis of Vespers by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
I'll tell you something: every day
Late December: my father and I
Little soul, little perpetually undressed one,
Long ago, I was wounded. I lived Comments and analysis of First Memory by Louise Gluck 5 Comments
Look, a butterfly. Did you make a wish?
Love of my life, you Comments and analysis of Parousia by Louise Gluck 12 Comments
My mother's an expert in one thing:
My mother's playing cards with my aunt,
Night covers the pond with its wing. Comments and analysis of The Pond by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
No one's despair is like my despair--
Now, in twilight, on the palace steps
Orange blossoms blowing over Castile
Remember that time you made the wish?
Remember the days of our first happiness, Comments and analysis of Summer by Louise Gluck 13 Comments
Remember the days of our first happiness,
Requiring something lovely on his arm
Speak to me, aching heart: what
The garden admires you.
The great man turns his back on the island. Comments and analysis of Odysseus' Decision by Louise Gluck 237 Comments
The great thing Comments and analysis of The Red Poppy by Louise Gluck 10 Comments
The nights have grown cool again, like the nights
There is always something to be made of pain. Comments and analysis of Love Poem by Louise Gluck 2 Comments
There was an apple tree in the yard -- Comments and analysis of Nostos by Louise Gluck 26 Comments
To say I'm without fear-- Comments and analysis of Confession by Louise Gluck 45 Comments
What can I tell you that you don't know
What does the horse give you Comments and analysis of Horse by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
When I made you, I loved you.
You want to know how I spend my time? Comments and analysis of Matins by Louise Gluck 1 Comment

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