Louise Glück 1999 Lannan Literary Award for Poetry

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.”

Glück was appointed the United States Poet Laureate in 2003. She is the author of numerous books of poetry including The Seven Ages, and The Wild Iris, for which she received the Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent publication is a chapbook called October, identifying with the season of autumn, the dark of it and the beauty of it.

Her other honors include a Lannan Literary Award for Poetry, and fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller foundations. Glück, who is currently writer-in-residence at Yale University, teaches at Williams College and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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