Louise Glück


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in New York City, The United States
April 22, 1943

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Glück was born in New York City of Hungarian Jewish heritage and grew up on Long Island. Glück attended Sarah Lawrence College and later Columbia University.

Glück is the author of twelve books of poetry, including: "A Village Life" (2009); Averno (2006), which was a finalist for The National Book Award; The Seven Ages (2001); Vita Nova (1999), which was awarded The New Yorker'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. Louise Glück has also published a collection of essays, Proofs and Theories: Essays on Poetry (19
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The Wild Iris

4.18 avg rating — 7,836 ratings — published 1992 — 18 editions
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Averno

4.17 avg rating — 3,444 ratings — published 2006 — 18 editions
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Faithful and Virtuous Night

3.99 avg rating — 3,000 ratings — published 2014 — 12 editions
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Meadowlands

4.09 avg rating — 1,370 ratings — published 1996 — 10 editions
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The First Four Books of Poems

4.17 avg rating — 1,194 ratings — published 1990 — 2 editions
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Ararat

4.09 avg rating — 1,146 ratings — published 1992 — 6 editions
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A Village Life

3.98 avg rating — 1,116 ratings — published 2009 — 9 editions
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Vita Nova

3.91 avg rating — 994 ratings — published 1999 — 7 editions
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Poems 1962-2012

4.44 avg rating — 903 ratings — published 2012 — 7 editions
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The Seven Ages

3.93 avg rating — 851 ratings — published 2001 — 6 editions
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