About Louise GluckLouise Gluck Best Poems and Poetry. Louise Glück is an American poet. She won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1993 for her collection The Wild Iris. Glück is the author of twelve books of poetry and was appointed Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 2003. The Objectivist poet, as defined by Zukofsky, strives to treat poems as an object, and to emphasise sincerity, intelligence and the poet’s ability to look clearly at the world by exploiting the resonances of small everyday words. Critic Daniel Morris in Dedication to Hunger: The Poetry of Louis Glück develops the relation between economy of language and the economy of flesh through themes of starvation of the body in Glück’s poetics. Poets like Emily Dickinson and Christina Rossetti have also demonstrated this poetics of anorexia minimalism in language. Read below some of her most beautiful and inspirational poems.
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She won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1993 for her collection The Wild Iris. Glück is the author of twelve books of poetry.