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Louise Glück: Online Resources

Compiled by Peter Armenti, Digital Reference Specialist

Louise Glück, U.S. Poet Laureate, 2003-2004
Louise Glück,
U.S. Poet Laureate, 2003-04

On August 28, 2003, Librarian of Congress James H. Billington announced the appointment of Louise Glück to be the 12th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. On making the appointment, the Librarian said, "Louise Glück will bring to the Library of Congress a strong, vivid, deep poetic voice, accomplished in a series of book-length poetic cycles. Her prize-winning poetry and her great interest in young poets will enliven the Poet Laureate's office during the next year."

Glück served one term as poet laureate, finishing her duties on May 4, 2004. During her tenure, Glück named two new Witter Bynner Fellows, Dana Levin and Spencer Reece, and also brought the work of three poets, Peg Boyers, Dan Chiasson and Peter Streckfus, to the Library's audiences. These five poets appeared in the Library's literary series, read from their work and discussed the writing of poetry during a symposium presided over by Glück.

This guide compiles links to resources on Louise Glück throughout the Library of Congress Web site, as well as links to external Web sites that include features on Glück’s life or selections of her work. To suggest additions to this guide, please contact the Digital Reference Section.

Louise Glück reads her poetry, January 29, 1988.]


Library of Congress Web Site
   •Biographical Information
   •Press Releases, Articles
   •Audio and Video
   •Print Resources
External Web Sites
   •Biographical Information, Poetry
   •Interviews, Articles, and Conversations
   •Audio Recordings
   •Book Reviews
   •Louise Glück in the News

Library of Congress Web Site

Biographical Information

Biography of Louise Glück from the Poetry & Literature Center

Press Releases, Articles

Official press release announcing Louise Glück's appointment as Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry
August 28, 2003

"New Poet Laureate: Librarian Names Louise Glück 12th Honoree"
Library of Congress Information Bulletin, October 2003

"At Twilight in May Glück Closes the Literary Season with Poetry Reading"
Library of Congress Information Bulletin, July 2004

Audio and Video


Audio Interview With Louise Glück, 2000 (03:28)

Poet and the Poem, 1999 (55:29; scroll down page to access video)



Poetry in America: A Library of Congress Bicentennial Celebration, April 3, 2000 (Direct link; Glück reads from 36:18-40:09)

Poet Vision: Louise Glück Reads Her Poetry (January 29, 1988)

Print Resources

Works by Louise Glück in the Library of Congress online catalog can be found under the following author heading:

Glück, Louise, 1943-

Works about Louise Glück can be found in the Library of Congress online catalog under the following subject headings:

Glück, Louise, 1943- Criticism and interpretation.
Glück, Louise, 1943- Interviews.
Glück, Louise, 1943- Translations into Russian.

Link disclaimerExternal Web Sites

Biographical Information, Poetry

Academy of American Poets
A biography of Louise Glück, samples of her poetry and prose, and links to external resources.
A biography of Louise Glück.

Poetry Foundation
A biography of Louise Glück, and links to more than 30 online poems.

Steven Barclay Agency
A biography of Louise Glück.

Yale Faculty Page
Louise Glück's faculty page from Yale University. Includes a link to her curriculum vitae.

Interviews, Articles, and Conversations

"Glück Fuses Poetry, Teaching, Style"
Yale Daily News, April 13, 2010

"For a Dollar: Louise Glück in Conversation"
Interviewed by Dana Levin. Academy of American Poets Web site. (Article originally appeared in American Poet 36, 2009)

"Time On Her Side"
By Joshua Clover, The Village Voice, September 9, 2003

Audio Recordings

Lannan Readings & Conversations
Louise Glück with James Longenbach, February 16, 2005

Slate Poetry Archive
•Louise Glück reads "At the Dance"
•Louise Glück reads "Crater Lake"
•Louise Glück reads "Echoes"
•Louise Glück reads "In the Cafe"
•Louise Glück reads "A Myth of Innocence"
•Louise Glück reads "The Open Grave"
•Louise Glück reads "Orfeo"


"Poet Laureate Louise Glück Reads from A Village Life" (02:21)
The Griffin Trust, 2010

"Danger and Difficulty in Poetry" (02:21)
From the Academy of American Poets' Poets Forum, November 8, 2008

Louise Glück (57:16)
University of South Carolina, November 18, 2008

"The Miraculous Things to Do" (01:51)
From The Poet's View: Intimate Profiles of Five Major American Poets. The Academy of American Poets.

YouTube Videos
YouTube search results for Louise Glück


Modern American Poetry
Includes selected criticism on Glück's poetry and excerpts from her essays.
Critical information on Glück from Gale's Poetry Criticism series.

Book Reviews

Faithful and Virtuous Night (2014)

Contemporary Poetry Review

The New Yorker

A Village Life (2009)

The Christian Science Monitor

Cleveland Plain Dealer


The Guardian

The Kenyon Review

Los Angeles Times

The New Republic

Averno (2006)

Carcanet (includes the text of several reviews)


Front Porch Journal

The Phoenix

Poetry Matters

Review by Stephen Burt

Stride Magazine

The Seven Ages (2001)

Poetry Flash

Vita Nova (1999)

Pif Magazine

Meadowlands (1996)

Reviews from the Modern American Poetry Web site

The Virginia Quarterly Review

Proofs and Theories: Essays on Poetry (1994)

The Literary Review

Firstborn (1968)

The New Criterion

Louise Glück in the News

Google News search on Louise Glück

Blog entries on Louise Glück, via Google Blogs


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