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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
10746 The Triumph Of Achilles Comments and analysis of The Triumph Of Achilles by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
10122 First Memory Comments and analysis of First Memory by Louise Gluck 5 Comments
9701 Circe's Power Comments and analysis of Circe's Power by Louise Gluck 3 Comments
8702 Penelope's Song
8648 Siren Comments and analysis of Siren by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
8454 The Pond Comments and analysis of The Pond by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
7751 The Untrustworthy Speaker
7209 Love Poem Comments and analysis of Love Poem by Louise Gluck 2 Comments
6835 The Wish
6834 Happiness
6511 Vespers Comments and analysis of Vespers by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
6377 The Garden
6306 The Butterfly
6287 Widows
6000 The White Lilies
5669 A Fantasy
5590 Snow
5018 Early Darkness Comments and analysis of Early Darkness by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
4771 Retreating Wind
4605 April
4456 Parable Of Faith
4278 Parousia Comments and analysis of Parousia by Louise Gluck 12 Comments
4258 Poem
4224 Labor Day
4216 The Silver Lily
3631 Castile
3012 Snowdrops
1577 The Wild Iris Comments and analysis of The Wild Iris by Louise Gluck 12 Comments
1333 Midnight
1327 Summer Comments and analysis of Summer by Louise Gluck 13 Comments
1210 The Red Poppy Comments and analysis of The Red Poppy by Louise Gluck 10 Comments
1122 The Fear Of Burial
1087 All Hallows
995 Saints Comments and analysis of Saints by Louise Gluck 11 Comments
827 The Gold Lily Comments and analysis of The Gold Lily by Louise Gluck 12 Comments
720 Elms
709 Nostos Comments and analysis of Nostos by Louise Gluck 27 Comments
665 Confession Comments and analysis of Confession by Louise Gluck 45 Comments
564 Parable Of The Dove Comments and analysis of Parable Of The Dove by Louise Gluck 43 Comments
525 Matins Comments and analysis of Matins by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
500 Summer
467 Odysseus' Decision Comments and analysis of Odysseus' Decision by Louise Gluck 237 Comments
398 Circe's Torment
370 Circe's Grief
254 Horse Comments and analysis of Horse by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
169 Portrait
166 Cana
156 Lullaby
131 Celestial Music


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