Glück is a professor of English at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. He debuted in 1968 with “Firstborn” and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1993 and the National Book Award in 2014.
He has published 12 collections of poems and several volumes of essays on poetry. His writing is characterized by a quest for clarity and focuses on the themes of childhood and family relationships, according to notes by Anders Olsson, chairman of the Nobel Committee.
Glück is a professor of English at Yale University and made his debut in 1968 with “Firstborn”. Credit: Niklaus Elmehed / Nobel Prize
“Snowdrops” from her 1992 Pulitzer Winner The Wild Iris collection describes the miraculous return to 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. His 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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