Louise Glück

Reena Sastri (Boston University)
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One of the most ambitious and acclaimed poets of her generation, Louise Glück is the winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Bollingen Prize, National Book Critics’ Circle Award, Lannan Literary Award for Poetry, William Carlos Williams Award, Wallace Stevens Award, and Guggenheim and Rockefeller Fellowships, former U.S. Poet Laureate (2003-2004), Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and two-term judge of the Yale Series of Younger Poets. Born in New York in 1943, she grew up on Long Island with her parents and younger sister. Even as a child she was “ambitious”, “bent on a vocation” as a writer (

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