Louise Glück1943 -
Louise Glück has twice served as the Poet Laureate of the United States. Her poetry has been set by many American composers, including Hayes Biggs and John Harbison.
Photo: Louise Glück, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
Born in New York City, Louise Glück grew up on Long Island. She published several books of poetry before winning the Pulitzer Prize for her book Wild Iris (1992). Vita Nova (1999) earned Glück the Bollingen Prize from Yale University.
Glück's poetry often explores Greek and Roman mythology in a contemporary but spare language. Her lyricism and emotional directness has earned her a large following.
--Christie Finn Source: Poetry Foundation Website