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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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9882 The Triumph Of Achilles Comments and analysis of The Triumph Of Achilles by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
9021 First Memory Comments and analysis of First Memory by Louise Gluck 5 Comments
8049 Penelope's Song
7641 Siren Comments and analysis of Siren by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
7532 Confession Comments and analysis of Confession by Louise Gluck 29 Comments
7451 The Pond Comments and analysis of The Pond by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
7166 Circe's Power
7038 The Gold Lily Comments and analysis of The Gold Lily by Louise Gluck 3 Comments
6979 Saints Comments and analysis of Saints by Louise Gluck 6 Comments
6870 The Untrustworthy Speaker
6351 Portrait
6350 Love Poem Comments and analysis of Love Poem by Louise Gluck 2 Comments
6033 The Wish
5958 Celestial Music
5608 Happiness
5576 Vespers
5555 The Garden
5378 Widows
5223 The Butterfly
5112 The White Lilies
4882 Lullaby
4825 A Fantasy
4628 Snow
4108 Early Darkness Comments and analysis of Early Darkness by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
4005 Circe's Torment
3871 Matins
3839 Retreating Wind
3821 April
3796 Parable Of Faith
3624 Circe's Grief
3421 Labor Day
3376 Poem
3305 The Silver Lily
3181 Elms
3098 Parousia Comments and analysis of Parousia by Louise Gluck 7 Comments
3044 Summer
2892 Castile
2618 Cana
1395 The Wild Iris Comments and analysis of The Wild Iris by Louise Gluck 6 Comments
927 Snowdrops
883 Nostos Comments and analysis of Nostos by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
462 Odysseus' Decision Comments and analysis of Odysseus' Decision by Louise Gluck 225 Comments
336 Midnight
324 The Red Poppy Comments and analysis of The Red Poppy by Louise Gluck 10 Comments
305 Summer Comments and analysis of Summer by Louise Gluck 11 Comments
294 Parable Of The Dove Comments and analysis of Parable Of The Dove by Louise Gluck 28 Comments
281 All Hallows
264 Horse Comments and analysis of Horse by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
238 The Fear Of Burial

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