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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Comments about Louise Gluck

  • Mostrowski52: alma gluck, clara butt, louise homer - magnificent female voices from the golden age of opera
  • Lilwalh: “the soul is silent. if it speaks at all it speaks in dreams.” — louise gluck
  • Poetnotrockstar: “i am attracted to ellipsis, to the unsaid, to suggestion, to eloquent deliberate silence.” — louise gluck
  • Stan_galloway: april 12, book 12: the wild iris by louise gluck (ecco, 1992).
  • Litbotsociety: 'we look at the world once, in childhood. the rest is memory' — louise gluck, nostos
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In Memoriam A. H. H. OBIIT MDCCCXXXIII: Part 067
 by Alfred Lord Tennyson

When on my bed the moonlight falls,
I know that in thy place of rest
By that broad water of the west,
There comes a glory on the walls:

Thy marble bright in dark appears,
As slowly steals a silver flame
Along the letters of thy name,
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