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September 5, 2008

Poet Louise Glück Wins $100,000 Prize – Read a Review of Her Latest Collection Here

Filed under: News,Poetry — 1minutebookreviewswordpresscom @ 3:55 pm
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Louise Glück has won the 2008 Wallace Stevens Award, which carries a $100,000 prize. The Academy of American Poets gives the prize for “outstanding and proven mastery in the art of poetry.” Glück’s latest collection, Averno, recasts the Greek myth of Persephone, the personification of spring, and was reviewed in a January post on this site said in part:

“Glück writes about figures from Greek mythology as though they might show up tomorrow in a laundry room at Yale, where she teaches. Orpheus and Eurydice, Aeneas and Dido, Achilles and Patroclus – she knows them better than many of us know our relatives, well enough to claim the right to explain them to others”

© 2008 Janice Harayda. All rights reserved.


  1. Thanks for posting this.

    Comment by Carolina Maine — September 5, 2008 @ 8:00 pm | Reply

  2. You’re very welcome. You might eventually be able to read more about the award on the site for the Academy of American Poets, but as of this writing the AAP didn’t seem to have posted anything. And in the meantime you can read some of the poems from “Averno” there if you search for LG’s name.

    Comment by 1minutebookreviewswordpresscom — September 5, 2008 @ 9:35 pm | Reply

  3. Such a fine artist of our time…

    Comment by connetta — December 20, 2010 @ 3:02 pm | Reply

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