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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  • Somporia: louise gluck “of two sister one is always the watcher, the other the dancer.” and anthony marra “she wouldn’t climb out of bed for her sister, but she climbed into a crater. she wouldn’t cross a room, but she crossed a continent.
  • Boiarski: poetry has always made a place for women. the last few nobels were notable. louise glück deserves a second look.
  • Markdoingstuff: i absolutely love this french reading of the wild iris by louise gluck.
  • Uchicollegium: it's on! our director's lecture with louise glück has been rescheduled. please join us at the rubenstein forum on may 31, 5-7pm. the nobel laureate will read and discuss a selection of her poems. register here:
  • Thomas_jardine: what is anti-writing? let's be honest. free to read essay on four "old lady" poets, kay ryan, louise gluck, ada limon, jorie graham. very important, not too long to read.
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