Living Well in Litchfield County, Connecticut

Louise Glück Poetry
April 23, 2024

Louise Glück Poetry

We celebrate Poetry Month and Louise Gluck’s birthday with this special poetry discussion. 7-8 pm: April 23 – Registration required for in-person attendance.

Richard Deming, poet and friend of Louise Gluck, will lead an exploratory discussion of a selection of Gluck poems. Poems will be available at OWL beginning April 1.

Considered by many to be one of America’s most talented contemporary poets, Glück is known for her poetry’s technical precision, sensitivity, and insight into loneliness, family relationships, divorce, and death. The poet Robert Hass has called her “one of the purest and most accomplished lyric poets now writing.” In 2020 she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature “for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal.”

She was the author of two collections of essays and thirteen books of poems. In addition to the Nobel Prize in Literature, she was also awarded the National Humanities Medal, the Pulitzer Prize for The Wild Iris, the National Book Award for Faithful and Virtuous Night, the National Book Critics Circle Award for The Triumph of Achilles, the Bollingen Prize for Poetry, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Poems 1962–2012, and the Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets.

Oliver Wolcott Library, 160 South Street, Litchfield, CT 06759
Zoom link available at OWL website, Adult Events page.

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