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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
10792 The Triumph Of Achilles Comments and analysis of The Triumph Of Achilles by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
10186 First Memory Comments and analysis of First Memory by Louise Gluck 5 Comments
9991 Circe's Power Comments and analysis of Circe's Power by Louise Gluck 3 Comments
8781 Penelope's Song
8748 Siren Comments and analysis of Siren by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
8550 The Pond Comments and analysis of The Pond by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
7819 The Untrustworthy Speaker
7313 Love Poem Comments and analysis of Love Poem by Louise Gluck 2 Comments
6937 The Wish
6928 Happiness
6622 Vespers Comments and analysis of Vespers by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
6423 The Garden
6387 Widows
6370 The Butterfly
6118 The White Lilies
5769 Snow
5742 A Fantasy
5195 Early Darkness Comments and analysis of Early Darkness by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
4852 Retreating Wind
4661 April
4545 Parable Of Faith
4377 Parousia Comments and analysis of Parousia by Louise Gluck 12 Comments
4316 Poem
4288 The Silver Lily
4282 Labor Day
3691 Castile
3215 Snowdrops
1909 The Wild Iris Comments and analysis of The Wild Iris by Louise Gluck 12 Comments
1414 Summer Comments and analysis of Summer by Louise Gluck 13 Comments
1403 Midnight
1345 The Red Poppy Comments and analysis of The Red Poppy by Louise Gluck 10 Comments
1223 Saints Comments and analysis of Saints by Louise Gluck 11 Comments
1212 The Fear Of Burial
1158 Nostos Comments and analysis of Nostos by Louise Gluck 27 Comments
1128 All Hallows
962 Confession Comments and analysis of Confession by Louise Gluck 45 Comments
909 The Gold Lily Comments and analysis of The Gold Lily by Louise Gluck 12 Comments
815 Elms
672 Parable Of The Dove Comments and analysis of Parable Of The Dove by Louise Gluck 46 Comments
609 Odysseus' Decision Comments and analysis of Odysseus' Decision by Louise Gluck 237 Comments
600 Matins Comments and analysis of Matins by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
562 Summer
437 Circe's Torment
420 Circe's Grief
369 Lullaby
330 Horse Comments and analysis of Horse by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
230 Portrait
197 Cana
187 Celestial Music


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