Wild Iris

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Harper Collins, Nov 1, 1993 - Poetry - 80 pages
113 Reviews

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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User Review  - Jasmine - Goodreads

This book is very slim— I think it's less than 80 pages— and it still packs an intense punch. This is because the POINT of the collection is the intensity. Glück is writing at that intolerable place ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ming - Goodreads

Somewhere between 4 to 4.5 stars for me. This is a lovely collection of poems. With so much left unsaid and with so much of what _is_ said being so quiet, I (as a reader) instinctively guard myself ... Read full review

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About the author (1993)

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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