Remembering Louise Glück

Louise Glück, the Jewish American poet who wrote deeply personal poems focusing on themes such as religion and nature, died at the age of 80 on Friday, October 13, 2023. Throughout her decades long career she was awarded practically every honor available, including the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (1993), U.S. Poet Laureate (2003-2004), and the National Book Award (2014). Notably, Louise Glück was awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature, the first American poet to earn this honor since T.S. Eliot in 1948.

Here are the works by Louise Glück available in the Talking Book Program collection:

POETRY COLLECTIONS:

TRIUMPH OF ACHILLES (BR 06473)

WILD IRIS (DB 37600)     

MEADOWLANDS (DB 43058) 

FAITHFUL AND VIRTUOUS NIGHT (DB 101237, BR 23465)

POEMS 1962-2012 (DB 79850)

WINTER RECIPES FROM THE COLLECTIVE (DB 106655)

ESSAY COLLECTION:

AMERICAN ORIGINALITY: ESSAYS ON POETRY (DB 101223, BR 23461)         

You can read news articles remembering Louise Glück, including:

The New York Times

The New Yorker

The Guardian

The New York Book Review

You can also listen to a Bookriot podcast that honors Louise Glück by remembering her 2020 Nobel Prize.