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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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10647 The Triumph Of Achilles Comments and analysis of The Triumph Of Achilles by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
9978 First Memory Comments and analysis of First Memory by Louise Gluck 5 Comments
9179 Circe's Power Comments and analysis of Circe's Power by Louise Gluck 3 Comments
8553 Penelope's Song
8471 Siren Comments and analysis of Siren by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
8329 The Pond Comments and analysis of The Pond by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
7621 The Untrustworthy Speaker
7049 Love Poem Comments and analysis of Love Poem by Louise Gluck 2 Comments
6714 The Wish
6692 Happiness
6646 Celestial Music
6386 Vespers Comments and analysis of Vespers by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
6281 The Garden
6157 Widows
6114 The Butterfly
5868 The White Lilies
5615 Lullaby
5526 A Fantasy
5303 Snow
4760 Early Darkness Comments and analysis of Early Darkness by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
4621 Retreating Wind
4494 April
4316 Parable Of Faith
4134 Poem
4125 Parousia Comments and analysis of Parousia by Louise Gluck 12 Comments
4086 Labor Day
4013 The Silver Lily
3517 Castile
2677 Snowdrops
1180 Summer Comments and analysis of Summer by Louise Gluck 13 Comments
1134 Midnight
1084 The Wild Iris Comments and analysis of The Wild Iris by Louise Gluck 12 Comments
1064 The Red Poppy Comments and analysis of The Red Poppy by Louise Gluck 10 Comments
982 The Fear Of Burial
969 All Hallows
620 Saints Comments and analysis of Saints by Louise Gluck 11 Comments
606 The Gold Lily Comments and analysis of The Gold Lily by Louise Gluck 11 Comments
554 Elms
411 Matins Comments and analysis of Matins by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
388 Parable Of The Dove Comments and analysis of Parable Of The Dove by Louise Gluck 35 Comments
386 Summer
287 Circe's Torment
275 Nostos Comments and analysis of Nostos by Louise Gluck 23 Comments
265 Odysseus' Decision Comments and analysis of Odysseus' Decision by Louise Gluck 236 Comments
262 Circe's Grief
73 Cana
46 Confession Comments and analysis of Confession by Louise Gluck 44 Comments
37 Horse Comments and analysis of Horse by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
24 Portrait

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