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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
10567 The Triumph Of Achilles Comments and analysis of The Triumph Of Achilles by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
9889 First Memory Comments and analysis of First Memory by Louise Gluck 5 Comments
8870 Circe's Power Comments and analysis of Circe's Power by Louise Gluck 3 Comments
8503 Penelope's Song
8364 Siren Comments and analysis of Siren by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
8306 Confession Comments and analysis of Confession by Louise Gluck 41 Comments
8245 The Pond Comments and analysis of The Pond by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
7530 The Untrustworthy Speaker
7285 Portrait
6962 Love Poem Comments and analysis of Love Poem by Louise Gluck 2 Comments
6628 The Wish
6606 Happiness
6565 Celestial Music
6304 Vespers Comments and analysis of Vespers by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
6206 The Garden
6059 Widows
6007 The Butterfly
5772 The White Lilies
5528 Lullaby
5444 A Fantasy
5218 Snow
4679 Early Darkness Comments and analysis of Early Darkness by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
4522 Retreating Wind
4424 April
4242 Parable Of Faith
4021 Poem
4016 Labor Day
3978 Parousia Comments and analysis of Parousia by Louise Gluck 11 Comments
3941 The Silver Lily
3777 Elms
3443 Castile
3157 Cana
2469 Snowdrops
1094 Nostos Comments and analysis of Nostos by Louise Gluck 21 Comments
1052 Summer Comments and analysis of Summer by Louise Gluck 13 Comments
1039 Midnight
979 The Red Poppy Comments and analysis of The Red Poppy by Louise Gluck 10 Comments
911 Horse Comments and analysis of Horse by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
910 The Fear Of Burial
888 All Hallows
846 The Wild Iris Comments and analysis of The Wild Iris by Louise Gluck 11 Comments
439 The Gold Lily Comments and analysis of The Gold Lily by Louise Gluck 11 Comments
357 Saints Comments and analysis of Saints by Louise Gluck 10 Comments
331 Matins Comments and analysis of Matins by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
319 Summer
259 Parable Of The Dove Comments and analysis of Parable Of The Dove by Louise Gluck 32 Comments
212 Circe's Torment
191 Circe's Grief
97 Odysseus' Decision Comments and analysis of Odysseus' Decision by Louise Gluck 233 Comments


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