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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
10669 The Triumph Of Achilles Comments and analysis of The Triumph Of Achilles by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
10005 First Memory Comments and analysis of First Memory by Louise Gluck 5 Comments
9296 Circe's Power Comments and analysis of Circe's Power by Louise Gluck 3 Comments
8584 Penelope's Song
8503 Siren Comments and analysis of Siren by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
8345 The Pond Comments and analysis of The Pond by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
7640 The Untrustworthy Speaker
7073 Love Poem Comments and analysis of Love Poem by Louise Gluck 2 Comments
6729 The Wish
6722 Happiness
6408 Vespers Comments and analysis of Vespers by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
6295 The Garden
6183 Widows
6154 The Butterfly
5892 The White Lilies
5651 Lullaby
5553 A Fantasy
5334 Snow
4795 Early Darkness Comments and analysis of Early Darkness by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
4649 Retreating Wind
4519 April
4359 Parable Of Faith
4158 Parousia Comments and analysis of Parousia by Louise Gluck 12 Comments
4155 Poem
4108 Labor Day
4055 The Silver Lily
3544 Castile
2788 Snowdrops
1225 Summer Comments and analysis of Summer by Louise Gluck 13 Comments
1198 The Wild Iris Comments and analysis of The Wild Iris by Louise Gluck 12 Comments
1174 Midnight
1088 The Red Poppy Comments and analysis of The Red Poppy by Louise Gluck 10 Comments
1010 The Fear Of Burial
993 All Hallows
744 Saints Comments and analysis of Saints by Louise Gluck 11 Comments
657 The Gold Lily Comments and analysis of The Gold Lily by Louise Gluck 11 Comments
586 Elms
434 Matins Comments and analysis of Matins by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
427 Parable Of The Dove Comments and analysis of Parable Of The Dove by Louise Gluck 38 Comments
411 Summer
312 Circe's Torment
308 Odysseus' Decision Comments and analysis of Odysseus' Decision by Louise Gluck 236 Comments
283 Circe's Grief
174 Confession Comments and analysis of Confession by Louise Gluck 44 Comments
90 Cana
90 Nostos Comments and analysis of Nostos by Louise Gluck 23 Comments
88 Horse Comments and analysis of Horse by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
53 Portrait
33 Celestial Music


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