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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
10722 The Triumph Of Achilles Comments and analysis of The Triumph Of Achilles by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
10085 First Memory Comments and analysis of First Memory by Louise Gluck 5 Comments
9527 Circe's Power Comments and analysis of Circe's Power by Louise Gluck 3 Comments
8655 Penelope's Song
8603 Siren Comments and analysis of Siren by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
8418 The Pond Comments and analysis of The Pond by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
7712 The Untrustworthy Speaker
7140 Love Poem Comments and analysis of Love Poem by Louise Gluck 2 Comments
6796 Happiness
6795 The Wish
6471 Vespers Comments and analysis of Vespers by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
6356 The Garden
6253 Widows
6242 The Butterfly
5964 The White Lilies
5629 A Fantasy
5491 Snow
4943 Early Darkness Comments and analysis of Early Darkness by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
4725 Retreating Wind
4578 April
4424 Parable Of Faith
4233 Parousia Comments and analysis of Parousia by Louise Gluck 12 Comments
4226 Poem
4188 The Silver Lily
4187 Labor Day
3607 Castile
2941 Snowdrops
1442 The Wild Iris Comments and analysis of The Wild Iris by Louise Gluck 12 Comments
1295 Summer Comments and analysis of Summer by Louise Gluck 13 Comments
1289 Midnight
1158 The Red Poppy Comments and analysis of The Red Poppy by Louise Gluck 10 Comments
1079 The Fear Of Burial
1053 All Hallows
952 Saints Comments and analysis of Saints by Louise Gluck 11 Comments
783 The Gold Lily Comments and analysis of The Gold Lily by Louise Gluck 12 Comments
670 Elms
561 Nostos Comments and analysis of Nostos by Louise Gluck 26 Comments
510 Parable Of The Dove Comments and analysis of Parable Of The Dove by Louise Gluck 43 Comments
496 Matins Comments and analysis of Matins by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
494 Confession Comments and analysis of Confession by Louise Gluck 45 Comments
472 Summer
409 Odysseus' Decision Comments and analysis of Odysseus' Decision by Louise Gluck 237 Comments
367 Circe's Torment
346 Circe's Grief
220 Horse Comments and analysis of Horse by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
143 Cana
128 Portrait
97 Celestial Music
75 Lullaby


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