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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Before I write more, I want to state up front that my favorite writers are Trstran Tzara and William S. Burroughs. For those of you who know their work, you probably understand with no explanation why ... Read full review

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I'm saddened that this is Glück's biggest hit to date because it's also her most generic, her least personal, its sum amounting to the kind of syrupy, flower-heavy stuff that appears on pastel posters in the offices of dentists and guidance counselors. 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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