Wild Iris

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Harper Collins, 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
I felt it was a nice change of pace from novels. - Goodreads
I wrote the intro to my thesis on this book. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Matt Kamibayashi - Goodreads

A painfully beautiful cycle of poems filled with biblical and natural imagery. Glück alternates between describing the flowers in her garden and taking on the voice of a flower herself, as she ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kelly Farlow - Goodreads

I'm not typically one to read poetry, but this book is on a reading list I'm trying this year. I felt it was a nice change of pace from novels. Short, flowing, thoughtful words. 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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