Louise Gluck is the author of more than a dozen books of poems and a collection of essays. Her many awards include the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature, the 2015 National Humanities Medal, the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for The Wild Iris, the 2014 National Book Award for Faithful and Virtuous Night, the 1985 National Book Critics Circle Award for The Triumph of Achilles, the 2001 Bollingen Prize, the 2012 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Poems: 1962-2012, and the 2008 Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets. She teaches at Yale University and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
When one of the nation's great living poets sets her observational eye on the state of the American letters--poetry specifically--it is for all of us to pay attention . . . Gluck is an essayist at once generous and sharp, and her insights into craft, classic American poetry, and the souls of the poets, are essential reading. --Jonny Diamond, LitHub