Louise Glück (b1943) was born in New York City and grew up on Long Island. She is the author of many poetry collections, the most recent being A Village Life: Poems (2009) and Averno (2006). She is the recipient of several major awards including the Wallace Stevens Award in 2008, and in 2003 she replaced Billy Collins as the Library of Congress’s twelfth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry.
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