Glück is a professor of English at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. She made her debut in 1968 with “Firstborn,” and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1993 and the National Book Award in 2014.
She has published 12 collections of poetry and several volumes of essays on poetry. Her writing is characterized by a striving for clarity and focuses on themes of childhood and family relationships, according to notes from Anders Olsson, Chairman of the Nobel Committee.
Glück is a professor of English at Yale University and made her debut in 1968 with “Firstborn.” Credit: Niklaus Elmehed/Nobel Prize
“Snowdrops,” from her 1992 Pulitzer-winning collection The Wild Iris, describes the miraculous return of life after winter. “Averno” (2006) is an interpretation of the myth of Persephone’s descent into hell in the captivity of Hades, the god of death. Her latest collection was “Faithful and Virtuous Night” in 2014.
Glück won the Pulitzer Prize in 1993 and the National Book Award in 2014. Credit: Robin Marchant/Getty Images
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