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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
10485 The Triumph Of Achilles Comments and analysis of The Triumph Of Achilles by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
9777 First Memory Comments and analysis of First Memory by Louise Gluck 5 Comments
8526 Circe's Power
8433 Penelope's Song
8252 Siren Comments and analysis of Siren by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
8185 Confession Comments and analysis of Confession by Louise Gluck 41 Comments
8129 The Pond Comments and analysis of The Pond by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
7405 The Untrustworthy Speaker
7187 Portrait
6866 Love Poem Comments and analysis of Love Poem by Louise Gluck 2 Comments
6541 The Wish
6496 Happiness
6479 Celestial Music
6178 Vespers Comments and analysis of Vespers by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
6096 The Garden
5948 Widows
5730 The Butterfly
5665 The White Lilies
5419 Lullaby
5334 A Fantasy
5122 Snow
4573 Early Darkness Comments and analysis of Early Darkness by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
4419 Retreating Wind
4335 April
4152 Parable Of Faith
3921 Labor Day
3901 Poem
3829 The Silver Lily
3761 Parousia Comments and analysis of Parousia by Louise Gluck 11 Comments
3687 Elms
3357 Castile
3070 Cana
2297 Snowdrops
1283 Odysseus' Decision Comments and analysis of Odysseus' Decision by Louise Gluck 233 Comments
939 Midnight
904 Summer Comments and analysis of Summer by Louise Gluck 13 Comments
870 The Red Poppy Comments and analysis of The Red Poppy by Louise Gluck 10 Comments
790 Horse Comments and analysis of Horse by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
789 The Fear Of Burial
783 All Hallows
681 Nostos Comments and analysis of Nostos by Louise Gluck 18 Comments
524 The Wild Iris Comments and analysis of The Wild Iris by Louise Gluck 11 Comments
248 The Gold Lily Comments and analysis of The Gold Lily by Louise Gluck 11 Comments
241 Matins Comments and analysis of Matins by Louise Gluck 1 Comment
221 Summer
150 Saints Comments and analysis of Saints by Louise Gluck 9 Comments
119 Parable Of The Dove Comments and analysis of Parable Of The Dove by Louise Gluck 31 Comments
110 Circe's Torment
104 Circe's Grief


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