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Faithful and Virtuous Night, by Louise Gluck


I have read and enjoyed Gluck before–my favorite book of hers is The Wild Iris–but as I’ve mentioned in previous poetry reviews, my tastes can change, or I can become antsy if it feels like a poet is treading familiar ground stylistically. 325 more words


Louise Glück

Language was filling my head, wild exhilaration
alternated with profound despair—

— Louise Glück, from “The Story of a Day,” Faithful and Virtuous Night: Poems (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2014)


Louise Glück

Do you dare
send me away as though
you were waiting for something better?

There is no better. […]

Only (softly, fiercely)
the stars shining. Here, 30 more words


A little poetry love.

I almost never post my poetry attempts on here. At least not since I was an angsty high school senior who doused her lines in heavily sentimental abstractions. 330 more words


"The Undertaking"

“The Undertaking”

  • by Louise Glück, May 1971

The darkness lifts, imagine, in your lifetime.

There you are- cased in clean bark you drift

Through weaving rushes, fields flooded with cotton. 58 more words



Louise Glück on creativity

Claire Luchette: What are the seeds of your work? Do your poems grow from a feeling you want to convey, or a question you want to ask? 93 more words


Louise Glück

In the other life, your despair just turns into silence. — Louise Glück, from “Olive Trees,” A Village Life: Poems. (Farrar, Straus and Giroux July 8, 2014)