LOUISE GLÜCK
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The Best American Poetry 1993

 
 
  Louise GlückLouise Glück was born in New York City in 1943. She grew up on Long Island. In 1968 she published her first book of poetry, Firsborn. Her other books include The House on Marshland (1975), Descending Figure (1980), and Ararat (1990), all from the Ecco Press. The Triumph of Achilles (Ecco, 1985) won the National Book Critics Circle Award. The Wild Iris, her sixth collection, appeared from Ecco in 1992 and went on to win the Pulitzer Prize. Currently on the faculty of Williams College, Ms. Glück has taught at Columbia University, the University of Iowa, Berkeley, and UCLA, and has received grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. She delivered the Phi Beta Kappa poem at Harvard in 1990. In 1992 she and Mark Strand were named corecipients of the biennial Rebekah Johnson Bobbit National Prize for poetry, given at the Library of Congress. She recently completed a book of essays to be published by the Ecco Press. She lives in Plainfield, Vermont, with her husband and son.

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