Who is Louise Gluck

Louise Elisabeth Glück (, GLICK; born April 22, 1943) is an American poet and essayist. She won the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature, whose judges praised "her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal". Her other awards include the Pulitzer Prize, National Humanities Medal, National Book Award, National Book Critics Circle Award, and Bollingen Prize. From 2003 to 2004, she was Poet Laureate of the United States.

Glück was born in New York City and raised on Long Island. She began to suffer from anorexia nervosa while in high school and later overcame the illness. She attended Sarah Lawrence College and Columbia University but did not obtain a degree. In addition to being an author, she has taught poetry at several academic institution...
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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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Timleachwriter: i really need to read more louise gluck, anyone got a collection of hers that they would recommend?
Nathanmart: "there was too much, always, then too little...." -louise gluck
Alaneisenstock: on my mind. "i have shown you what you want: not belief, but capitulation to authority, which depends on violence." louise gluck 'spring snow' published 1992
Mrscommodore: by a stroke of amazing grace, the truly searing intellect of louise gluck won a nobel. feminists bitter that margaret atwood was bested.
Babysolz: louise gluck, warsan shire.
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