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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
9732 The Triumph Of Achilles Comments and analysis of The Triumph Of Achilles by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
8845 First Memory Comments and analysis of First Memory by Louise Gluck 5 Comments
7954 Penelope's Song
7501 Siren Comments and analysis of Siren by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
7388 Confession Comments and analysis of Confession by Louise Gluck 25 Comments
7283 The Pond Comments and analysis of The Pond by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
6935 Circe's Power
6821 Saints Comments and analysis of Saints by Louise Gluck 6 Comments
6817 The Gold Lily Comments and analysis of The Gold Lily by Louise Gluck 2 Comments
6748 The Untrustworthy Speaker
6247 Love Poem Comments and analysis of Love Poem by Louise Gluck 2 Comments
6130 Portrait
5898 The Wish
5828 Celestial Music
5466 Happiness
5451 Vespers
5433 The Garden
5222 Widows
5102 The Butterfly
4927 The White Lilies
4759 Lullaby
4694 A Fantasy
4531 Snow
3991 Early Darkness Comments and analysis of Early Darkness by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
3904 Circe's Torment
3780 Matins
3731 Retreating Wind
3715 April
3710 Parable Of Faith
3508 Circe's Grief
3326 Labor Day
3271 Poem
3182 The Silver Lily
3087 Elms
2963 Parousia Comments and analysis of Parousia by Louise Gluck 7 Comments
2931 Summer
2785 Castile
2551 Cana
789 The Wild Iris Comments and analysis of The Wild Iris by Louise Gluck 2 Comments
669 Snowdrops
546 Nostos Comments and analysis of Nostos by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
279 Odysseus' Decision Comments and analysis of Odysseus' Decision by Louise Gluck 35 Comments
200 Parable Of The Dove Comments and analysis of Parable Of The Dove by Louise Gluck 27 Comments
195 Summer Comments and analysis of Summer by Louise Gluck 10 Comments
194 Midnight
193 The Red Poppy Comments and analysis of The Red Poppy by Louise Gluck 10 Comments
170 All Hallows
154 Horse Comments and analysis of Horse by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
133 The Fear Of Burial


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