Louise Glück


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Louise Elisabeth Glück (born April 22, 1943) is an American poet. She was appointed Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 2003, after serving as a Special Bicentennial Consultant three years prior in 2000.

Early life

Glück was born in New York City of Hungarian Jewish heritage. She grew up on Long Island. Her father, an immigrant from ... more »

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  • ''soon the birds and ancients
    Will be starting to arrive, bereaving points
    South.''
    Louise Glick (b. 1943), U.S. poet. The Racer's Widow (l. 3-5). . . New Yorker Book of Poems, The. (1969) The Viking Press. (Paperback edition of 1...
  • ''even he did not get to keep that lovely body.''
    Louise Glick (b. 1943), U.S. poet. The Racer's Widow (l. 12). . . New Yorker Book of Poems, The. (1969) The Viking Press. (Paperback edition of 19...
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