Poems 1962 2012

To read these books together is to understand the governing paradox of a life lived in the body and of the work wrested from it, the one fated to die and the other to endure.

Poems 1962 2012

Poems 1962 2012

It is the astonishment of Louise Glück's poetry that it resists collection. With each successive book her drive to leave behind what came before has grown more fierce, the force of her gaze fixed on what has yet to be imagined. She invented a form to accommodate this need, the book-length sequence of poems, like a landscape seen from above, a novel with lacunae opening onto the unspeakable. The reiterated yet endlessly transfigured elements in this landscape—Persephone, a copper beech, a mother and father and sister, a garden, a husband and son, a horse, a dog, a field on fire, a mountain—persistently emerge and reappear with the dark energy of the inevitable, shot through with the bright aspect of things new-made. From the outset ("Come here / Come here, little one"), Gluck's voice has addressed us with deceptive simplicity, the poems in lines so clear we "do not see the intervening fathoms." From within the earth's bitter disgrace, coldness and barrenness my friend the moon rises: she is beautiful tonight, but when is she not beautiful? To read these books together is to understand the governing paradox of a life lived in the body and of the work wrested from it, the one fated to die and the other to endure.

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Poems 1962-2012
Language: en
Pages: 656
Authors: Louise Glück
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-07-08 - Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

It is the astonishment of Louise Glück's poetry that it resists collection. With each successive book her drive to leave behind what came before has grown more fierce, the force of her gaze fixed on what has yet to be imagined. She invented a form to accommodate this need, the
New and Selected Poems, 1962–2012
Language: en
Pages: 383
Authors: Charles Simic
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-03-26 - Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

This retrospective collection by the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet contains “some of the strangest, most opalescent poems of the past half century” (Boston Globe). Over the course of his long career, former United States Poet Laureate Charles Simic has been celebrated for his brilliant and innovative imagery, his sardonic wit, and
A Village Life
Language: en
Pages: 80
Authors: Louise Glück
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-07-08 - Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A Village Life, Louise Glück's eleventh collection of poems, begins in the topography of a village, a Mediterranean world of no definite moment or place: All the roads in the village unite at the fountain. Avenue of Liberty, Avenue of the Acacia Trees— The fountain rises at the center of
Faithful and Virtuous Night
Language: en
Pages: 80
Authors: Louise Glück
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-09-09 - Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Winner of the 2014 National Book Award for Poetry A luminous, seductive new collection from the "fearless" (The New York Times) Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Louise Glück is one of the finest American poets at work today. Her Poems 1962–2012 was hailed as "a major event in this country's literature" in
Averno
Language: en
Pages: 96
Authors: Louise Glück
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-07-08 - Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Averno is a small crater lake in southern , regarded by the ancient Romans as the entrance to the underworld. That place gives its name to Louise Glück's eleventh collection: in a landscape turned irretrievably to winter, it is the only source of heat and light, a gate or passageway

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