Louise Glück

1999 Lannan Literary Award for Poetry

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Louise Glück is the author of over a dozen books of poetry including Faithful and Virtuous Night (winner of the National Book Award for Poetry) and the anthology Poems: 1962-2012.

Glück taught at Williams College for 20 years and is currently an adjunct professor of English and Rosenkranz Writer-in-Residence at Yale University. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and in 1999 was elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. Her books of poetry include A Village Life (2009), The Seven Ages (2001), and The Wild Iris (1992), for which she received the Pulitzer Prize. Louise Glück says of writing, “[It] is not decanting of personality. The truth, on the page, need not have been lived. It is, instead, all that can be envisioned.”

A former Poet Laureate of the United States, Glück received the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature "for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal."

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