by Louise Glück • from Faithful and Virtuous Night • Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Louise Glück's many awards include the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Bollingen Prize for Poetry, and the Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets.
Faithful and Virtuous Night
"Characteristically sure-footed, Glück speaks to our time in a voice that is onstage, but heard from the wings." (Publishers Weekly)
"A great deal of contemporary poetry concerns itself with its own construction, and the difficulty of syntax and complications of conventional meaning in such work have their value and beauties. Many poets, however, still explore the worlds, both external and internal, that can be known through traditionally sustained imagery and compressed, resonant diction. As media and an expanding number of electronic devices allow instant communication of knowledge and trivia, it might seem that the known world has expanded unmeasurably, but these poets have found that the world is made up of individual experience—and that the lyric may in fact know more about the world than any twenty-four hour news program or Twitter account can tell us."—Sarah Kennedy MORE
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- Louise Glück
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- Michael Collier
- Jehanne Dubrow & Lindsay Lusby
- Genaro Kỳ Lý Smith
- Jim Reese
- Okla Elliott
- Philip Raisor
- Brian Simoneau
- Nicole Antonio
- Jennifer Moxley
- Michael Krüger
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David Biespiel concludes his series, "The Poet's Journey."
Anne Carson's The Albertine Workout reviewed by Rebecca Ariel Porte.
Dwight Garner on Edward Hirsch's Gabriel and Christian Wiman's Once in the West."
Andrew McCulloch introduces Antonio Machado's "Lines to a Master," translated by Charles Tomlinson and Henry Gifford.
Christian Wiman's Once in the West reviewed by Paul Otremba.
Ted Kooser presents Jackie Fox's "MRI."
Carol Rumens introduces Jonathan Swift's "A Satirical Elegy on the Death of a Late Famous General."
Andrew Hadfield reviews The Irish Poet and the Natural World, edited by Andrew Carpenter and Lucy Collins.
David L. Ulin on Edward Hirsch's Gabriel: A Poem.
A quick Q&A with Natasha Trethewey, whose Native Guard premieres on stage this month.
Juan Vidal finds "literary provocation in America... at a low." MORE