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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
10189 The Triumph Of Achilles Comments and analysis of The Triumph Of Achilles by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
9391 First Memory Comments and analysis of First Memory by Louise Gluck 5 Comments
8199 Penelope's Song
7941 Siren Comments and analysis of Siren by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
7860 Confession Comments and analysis of Confession by Louise Gluck 32 Comments
7811 Circe's Power
7752 The Pond Comments and analysis of The Pond by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
7483 The Gold Lily Comments and analysis of The Gold Lily by Louise Gluck 6 Comments
7297 Saints Comments and analysis of Saints by Louise Gluck 7 Comments
7116 The Untrustworthy Speaker
6821 Portrait
6622 Love Poem Comments and analysis of Love Poem by Louise Gluck 2 Comments
6288 The Wish
6223 Celestial Music
6077 Happiness
5858 Vespers Comments and analysis of Vespers by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
5839 The Garden
5635 Widows
5470 The Butterfly
5397 The White Lilies
5159 Lullaby
5108 A Fantasy
4851 Snow
4354 Early Darkness Comments and analysis of Early Darkness by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
4184 Circe's Torment
4088 April
4076 Matins Comments and analysis of Matins by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
4071 Retreating Wind
3955 Parable Of Faith
3851 Circe's Grief
3694 Labor Day
3600 Poem
3553 The Silver Lily
3439 Elms
3386 Parousia Comments and analysis of Parousia by Louise Gluck 9 Comments
3256 Summer
3111 Castile
2845 Cana
2419 The Wild Iris Comments and analysis of The Wild Iris by Louise Gluck 6 Comments
1655 Snowdrops
835 Odysseus' Decision Comments and analysis of Odysseus' Decision by Louise Gluck 228 Comments
798 Nostos Comments and analysis of Nostos by Louise Gluck 5 Comments
662 Midnight
615 Summer Comments and analysis of Summer by Louise Gluck 12 Comments
583 The Red Poppy Comments and analysis of The Red Poppy by Louise Gluck 10 Comments
567 Parable Of The Dove Comments and analysis of Parable Of The Dove by Louise Gluck 30 Comments
561 All Hallows
539 Horse Comments and analysis of Horse by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
464 The Fear Of Burial


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