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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
9867 The Triumph Of Achilles Comments and analysis of The Triumph Of Achilles by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
9012 First Memory Comments and analysis of First Memory by Louise Gluck 5 Comments
8038 Penelope's Song
7635 Siren Comments and analysis of Siren by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
7518 Confession Comments and analysis of Confession by Louise Gluck 29 Comments
7430 The Pond Comments and analysis of The Pond by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
7151 Circe's Power
7032 The Gold Lily Comments and analysis of The Gold Lily by Louise Gluck 3 Comments
6968 Saints Comments and analysis of Saints by Louise Gluck 6 Comments
6864 The Untrustworthy Speaker
6345 Love Poem Comments and analysis of Love Poem by Louise Gluck 2 Comments
6343 Portrait
6025 The Wish
5947 Celestial Music
5602 Happiness
5567 Vespers
5550 The Garden
5371 Widows
5211 The Butterfly
5105 The White Lilies
4876 Lullaby
4818 A Fantasy
4626 Snow
4097 Early Darkness Comments and analysis of Early Darkness by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
3998 Circe's Torment
3857 Matins
3833 Retreating Wind
3813 April
3792 Parable Of Faith
3612 Circe's Grief
3416 Labor Day
3366 Poem
3300 The Silver Lily
3174 Elms
3090 Parousia Comments and analysis of Parousia by Louise Gluck 7 Comments
3038 Summer
2886 Castile
2614 Cana
1359 The Wild Iris Comments and analysis of The Wild Iris by Louise Gluck 6 Comments
907 Snowdrops
848 Nostos Comments and analysis of Nostos by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
453 Odysseus' Decision Comments and analysis of Odysseus' Decision by Louise Gluck 225 Comments
326 Midnight
321 The Red Poppy Comments and analysis of The Red Poppy by Louise Gluck 10 Comments
299 Summer Comments and analysis of Summer by Louise Gluck 11 Comments
287 Parable Of The Dove Comments and analysis of Parable Of The Dove by Louise Gluck 28 Comments
270 All Hallows
255 Horse Comments and analysis of Horse by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
234 The Fear Of Burial


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