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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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Page ViewsPoemComments
9834 The Triumph Of Achilles Comments and analysis of The Triumph Of Achilles by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
8978 First Memory Comments and analysis of First Memory by Louise Gluck 5 Comments
8009 Penelope's Song
7600 Siren Comments and analysis of Siren by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
7478 Confession Comments and analysis of Confession by Louise Gluck 27 Comments
7396 The Pond Comments and analysis of The Pond by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
7091 Circe's Power
6990 The Gold Lily Comments and analysis of The Gold Lily by Louise Gluck 3 Comments
6932 Saints Comments and analysis of Saints by Louise Gluck 6 Comments
6837 The Untrustworthy Speaker
6315 Love Poem Comments and analysis of Love Poem by Louise Gluck 2 Comments
6295 Portrait
5998 The Wish
5925 Celestial Music
5571 Happiness
5534 Vespers
5515 The Garden
5331 Widows
5187 The Butterfly
5068 The White Lilies
4844 Lullaby
4793 A Fantasy
4605 Snow
4064 Early Darkness Comments and analysis of Early Darkness by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
3968 Circe's Torment
3840 Matins
3801 Retreating Wind
3784 April
3776 Parable Of Faith
3585 Circe's Grief
3394 Labor Day
3342 Poem
3266 The Silver Lily
3150 Elms
3049 Parousia Comments and analysis of Parousia by Louise Gluck 7 Comments
3006 Summer
2857 Castile
2601 Cana
1217 The Wild Iris Comments and analysis of The Wild Iris by Louise Gluck 4 Comments
855 Snowdrops
776 Nostos Comments and analysis of Nostos by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
412 Odysseus' Decision Comments and analysis of Odysseus' Decision by Louise Gluck 40 Comments
293 Midnight
288 The Red Poppy Comments and analysis of The Red Poppy by Louise Gluck 10 Comments
265 Parable Of The Dove Comments and analysis of Parable Of The Dove by Louise Gluck 27 Comments
262 Summer Comments and analysis of Summer by Louise Gluck 11 Comments
244 All Hallows
228 Horse Comments and analysis of Horse by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
207 The Fear Of Burial


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