Wild Iris

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HarperCollins, Nov 1, 1993 - Poetry - 80 pages
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This collection of stunningly beautiful poems encompasses the natural, human, and spiritual realms, and is bound together by the universal themes of time and mortality. With clarity and sureness of craft, Gluck's poetry questions, explores, and finally celebrates the ordeal of being alive.

  

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Obviously Gluck is an exceptional writer. - Goodreads
The poet really has a way with words and imagery. - Goodreads
I wrote the intro to my thesis on this book. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Doralee Brooks - Goodreads

I admire the in particular the "matins" and "vespers" poems in this collection which read like prayers. I also appreciate the use of voices in these poems to communicate unique and intriguing perspectives. Read full review

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Miles Jochem (Editorial Intern, Tin House Magazine): I keep coming back to Louise Glück's book The Wild Iris. Simple and unassuming upon first glance, this cycle of poems contains a multitude of ... Read full review

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Louise GlÜck won the Pulitzer Prize for The Wild Iris in 1993. The author of eight books of poetry and one collection of essays, Proofs and Theories: Essays on Poetry, she has received the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry, the William Carlos Williams Award, and the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for Nonfiction. She was named the next U.S. poet laureate in August 2003. Her most recent book is The Seven Ages. Louise GlÜck teaches at Williams College and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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