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Louise Gluck

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  • Louise Glück was born in 1943 in New York and grew up on Long Island. She started her teaching career in 1971 at Goddard College, Vermont. She is the author of eleven books of poems and a volume of essays. She has won the Pulitzer Prize (for Wild Iris in 1992), the National Book Critics Circle Award, the William Carlos Williams Award, the Bobbitt National Poetry Prize and the Ambassador's Award for her poetry, as well as the PEN / Martha Albrand Award for Non-fiction. Her 2000 collection Vita Nova won the first annual New Yorker Readers Award. In 2009 she delivered the Blashfield Foundation address at the American Academy. Her 2014 collection, Faithful and Virtuous Night, is shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Collection. Louise Glück is also a former US Poet Laureate and teaches at Yale University.
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