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Louise Gluck

Visiting Faculty


Louise Glück is the author of eleven books of poetry, including Averno, The Seven Ages, Vita Nova, Meadowlands, The Wild Iris, Ararat, and The Triumph of Achilles. Her awards include the Pulitzer Prize, the Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Bollingen Prize in Poetry, the Lannan Literary Award for Poetry, and the M.I.T. Anniversary Medal. For her collection of essays, Proofs and Theories: Essays on Poetry, Glück won the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for Nonfiction, and she received the 2008 Wallace Stevens Award for “outstanding and proven mastery in the art of poetry.” Glück was United States Poet Laureate (2003-2004) and served for eight years as the judge for the Yale Series of Younger Poets. She has taught at Williams College and is currently Rosenkranz writer-in-residence at Yale University. Glück’s latest collection of poems, A Village Life, was published in 2009.