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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User Review  - Nathan Long - Goodreads

I was at the library the other day, and I saw the Pulitzer sticker and the name Louise on The Wild Iris and my mind automatically put Erdrich on the end of it. I decided to skim it a bit, realized ... Read full review

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User Review  - Matthew - Goodreads

The Table of Contents reads like the poet's inventory of the flowers in her garden. There's the "Wild Iris", "Trillium", "Lamium", "Snowdrops", etc... Along with a multitude of "Matins" and "Vespers ... 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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