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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
10606 The Triumph Of Achilles Comments and analysis of The Triumph Of Achilles by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
9929 First Memory Comments and analysis of First Memory by Louise Gluck 5 Comments
9006 Circe's Power Comments and analysis of Circe's Power by Louise Gluck 3 Comments
8529 Penelope's Song
8406 Siren Comments and analysis of Siren by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
8370 Confession Comments and analysis of Confession by Louise Gluck 41 Comments
8282 The Pond Comments and analysis of The Pond by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
7579 The Untrustworthy Speaker
7318 Portrait
7009 Love Poem Comments and analysis of Love Poem by Louise Gluck 2 Comments
6669 The Wish
6640 Happiness
6598 Celestial Music
6342 Vespers Comments and analysis of Vespers by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
6236 The Garden
6104 Widows
6055 The Butterfly
5802 The White Lilies
5563 Lullaby
5483 A Fantasy
5254 Snow
4710 Early Darkness Comments and analysis of Early Darkness by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
4564 Retreating Wind
4455 April
4276 Parable Of Faith
4081 Poem
4048 Labor Day
4044 Parousia Comments and analysis of Parousia by Louise Gluck 11 Comments
3970 The Silver Lily
3817 Elms
3480 Castile
2535 Snowdrops
1103 Summer Comments and analysis of Summer by Louise Gluck 13 Comments
1076 Midnight
1016 The Red Poppy Comments and analysis of The Red Poppy by Louise Gluck 10 Comments
967 Horse Comments and analysis of Horse by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
940 The Fear Of Burial
927 All Hallows
913 The Wild Iris Comments and analysis of The Wild Iris by Louise Gluck 11 Comments
505 The Gold Lily Comments and analysis of The Gold Lily by Louise Gluck 11 Comments
473 Saints Comments and analysis of Saints by Louise Gluck 10 Comments
363 Matins Comments and analysis of Matins by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
351 Summer
309 Parable Of The Dove Comments and analysis of Parable Of The Dove by Louise Gluck 32 Comments
248 Circe's Torment
219 Circe's Grief
180 Odysseus' Decision Comments and analysis of Odysseus' Decision by Louise Gluck 233 Comments
94 Nostos Comments and analysis of Nostos by Louise Gluck 21 Comments
38 Cana


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