Louise Glück was born in New York City in 1943. She is the author of 15 poetry collections, including The Wild Iris (1992), which won the Pulitzer Prize; Poems 1962-2012 (2012), winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; and, most recently, Faithful and Virtuous Night (2014), which won the National Book Award. Glück’s honors include The New Yorker’s Book Award in Poetry, the Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets, the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America, the Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry from the Library of Congress, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. She has also received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. A member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, Glück was elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets in 1999 and named the 12th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 2003. Glück has taught English and creative writing at Williams College, Yale University, Boston University, the University of Iowa, and Goddard College. She currently lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Audio Recordings on Louise Glück
- Poet Laureate Louise Gluck reading her poems in the Montpelier Room, Library of Congress, May 4, 2004
- As part of Poetry in English at the Library of Congress, Louise Glück and Daniel Halpern reading their poems on November 1, 1990.
- Stephen Dobyns and Louise Gluck reading their poems in the Mumford Room, Library of Congress, Feb. 6, 1997