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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
9987 The Triumph Of Achilles Comments and analysis of The Triumph Of Achilles by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
9149 First Memory Comments and analysis of First Memory by Louise Gluck 5 Comments
8098 Penelope's Song
7748 Siren Comments and analysis of Siren by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
7631 Confession Comments and analysis of Confession by Louise Gluck 29 Comments
7529 The Pond Comments and analysis of The Pond by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
7359 Circe's Power
7167 The Gold Lily Comments and analysis of The Gold Lily by Louise Gluck 5 Comments
7066 Saints Comments and analysis of Saints by Louise Gluck 6 Comments
6938 The Untrustworthy Speaker
6510 Portrait
6436 Love Poem Comments and analysis of Love Poem by Louise Gluck 2 Comments
6094 The Wish
6020 Celestial Music
5682 Happiness
5648 Vespers Comments and analysis of Vespers by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
5637 The Garden
5467 Widows
5299 The Butterfly
5190 The White Lilies
4955 Lullaby
4910 A Fantasy
4709 Snow
4183 Early Darkness Comments and analysis of Early Darkness by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
4051 Circe's Torment
3925 Matins Comments and analysis of Matins by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
3915 Retreating Wind
3896 April
3834 Parable Of Faith
3683 Circe's Grief
3473 Labor Day
3443 Poem
3377 The Silver Lily
3247 Elms
3192 Parousia Comments and analysis of Parousia by Louise Gluck 8 Comments
3109 Summer
2950 Castile
2670 Cana
1690 The Wild Iris Comments and analysis of The Wild Iris by Louise Gluck 6 Comments
1067 Snowdrops
583 Odysseus' Decision Comments and analysis of Odysseus' Decision by Louise Gluck 226 Comments
427 Midnight
411 The Red Poppy Comments and analysis of The Red Poppy by Louise Gluck 10 Comments
380 Summer Comments and analysis of Summer by Louise Gluck 11 Comments
365 All Hallows
357 Parable Of The Dove Comments and analysis of Parable Of The Dove by Louise Gluck 28 Comments
331 Horse Comments and analysis of Horse by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
301 The Fear Of Burial
183 Nostos Comments and analysis of Nostos by Louise Gluck 2 Comments


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