Who is Louise Gluck

Louise Elisabeth Glück (born April 22, 1943) is an American poet. She was appointed Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 2003, after serving as a Special Bicentennial Consultant three years prior in 2000. She won the National Book Award for Poetry in 2014 for Faithful and Virtuous Night.

BiographyEarly life Louise Glück was born in New York City of Hungarian Jewish heritage. She grew up on Long Island. Her father, Daniel, an immigrant from Hungary, helped invent and market the X-Acto Knife. Due to anorexia, Glück left George W. Hewlett High School, in Hewlett, New York before graduating and began psychoanalysis, which taught her how to think. She briefly attended Sarah Lawrence College but once again withdrew because ...
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Louise Gluck Poems

  • The Wild Iris
    At the end of my suffering
    there was a door.

    Hear me out: that which you call death ...
  • Confession
    To say I'm without fear--
    It wouldn't be true.
    I'm afraid of sickness, humiliation.
    Like anyone, I have my dreams. ...
  • Circe's Grief
    In the end, I made myself
    Known to your wife as
    A god would, in her own house, in
    Ithaca, a voice ...
  • The Triumph Of Achilles
    In the story of Patroclus
    no one survives, not even Achilles
    who was nearly a god.
    Patroclus resembled him; they wore ...
  • Penelope's Song
    Little soul, little perpetually undressed one,
    Do now as I bid you, climb
    The shelf-like branches of the spruce tree;
    Wait at the top, attentive, like ...
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Life 14 Time 12 White 12 Earth 11 World 11 Dark 10 Body 10 Tree 9 Away 9 Never 8


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  • J_zuckerman: i feel torn about the nytimes running a 1282-word review of louise glück's new book that only devotes 244 words to that book. i really believe in reading a book in context of the author's œuvre, but—surely there's more to say on the book at hand?
  • Egabbert: i wrote about louise glück, our preeminent poet of the void
  • Katz_conn: and check it out online if you missed this month's:
  • Ellelaurens: “ the soul is silent. if it speaks at all it speaks in dreams.” louise gluck.
  • Theforwardfeed: the jewish books you need to read this month, from paul auster to louise glück
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The Ballad Of Father O'Hart
 by William Butler Yeats

GOOD Father John O'Hart
In penal days rode out
To a Shoneen who had free lands
And his own snipe and trout.
In trust took he John's lands;
Sleiveens were all his race;
And he gave them as dowers to his daughters.
And they married beyond their place.
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