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Encyclopedia > Louise Glück

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. Sarabande Books published in chapbook form a new, six-part poem, "October," in 2004. April 22 is the 112th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (113th in leap years). ... 1943 is a common year starting on Friday. ... Poetry (ancient Greek: poieo = create) is an art form in which human language is used for its aesthetic qualities in addition to, or instead of, its notional and semantic content. ... The Pulitzer Prize is a United States literary award given out each April. ... Biography William Carlos Williams (September 17, 1883 - March 4, 1963), often abbreviated with the initials WCW, was an American poet during the Modernist movement. ... Library of Congress, Jefferson building The Library of Congress is one of four official national libraries of the United States (along with the National Library of Medicine, National Agricultural Library, and National Archives and Records Administration). ... The Boston Globe is the most widely-circulated daily newspaper in Boston, Massachusetts and in the greater New England region. ...


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. This article is about the institution of higher learning in the United States. ... The Bollingen Prize, awarded every two years by the Bollingen Foundation, is a prestigious literary honor bestowed on a poet in recognition of the best book of new verse within the last two years, or for lifetime achievement. ... MIT redirects here. ... The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is a nonprofit corporation founded in 1937 by philanthropist Solomon R. Guggenheim and artist Hilla Rebay. ... The Rockefeller Foundation is a charitable organization that operates out of New York City. ... The National Endowment for the Arts is a United States federally funded program that offers support and funding for projects that exhibit artistic excellence. ...


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. Harvard Square, May 2000 Cambridge is a city in the Greater Boston area in Massachusetts, United States. ... Williams College is a small, private liberal arts college located in Williamstown, Massachusetts. ...


 
 

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