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Visiting Writers' Series LibGuide: Louise Glück


Due to illness, Louise Glück's appearance at Butler University has been cancelled. She is replaced by Billy Collins, on Wednesday, April 18th:

Louise Glück--CANCELLED

 by Sigrid Estrada

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Many works by our Visiting Writers' Series authors are pulled from their normal places on the shelves and temporarily located in a special display in the Browsing Collection. This collection is located near the Information Commons service desk, next to the vending machines and newspapers. 

When you look at an item's record in WorldCat Discovery, be sure to note whether the items is in the General Stacks (mostly 2nd floor) or the Browsing Collection (1st floor). If you have any questions about locating an item on the shelf, don't hesitate to ask us!

Remember - if we don't own it or our copy is currently checked out, you probably can still get a copy through PALShare or interlibrary loan! Learn more.

"Considered by many critics to be one of America's most talented contemporary poets, Louise Glück creates verse that has been described as technically precise, sensitive, insightful, and gripping. In her work, Glück freely shares her most intimate thoughts on such commonly shared human experiences as love, family, relationships, and death. 'Glück's poetry is intimate, familial, and what Edwin Muir has called the fable, the archetypal,' wrote a contributor to Contemporary Women Poets. In a review of Glück's collected Poems 1962-2012 for Booklist, Donna Seaman praised the author's "growing mastery and imagination, candor and wide-ranging inquiry, intensity and restraint" and concluded: 'Glück's assembled life's work of shadow and fire, driven by 'perception of beauty, desire for knowledge,' is magnificent.' Within her work can be discerned the influences of poets Stanley Kunitz, with whom Glück studied while attending Columbia University in the mid-1960s, and the early work of Robert Lowell; shadows cast by the confessional poets Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton also haunt her earliest poetry."

Source: "Louise Gluck." Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2015. Literature Resource Center, Accessed 4 Dec. 2017.


Campus Visit

Pulitzer Prize winner for her book The Wild Iris Louise Glück. Wednesday, April 18th, at 7:30 PM in Atherton Union, Reilly Room


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