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Louise Glück

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Louise Glück is a former Poet Laureate of the United States and the author of a dozen widely acclaimed books, including her most recent collection, Faithful and Virtuous Night, which won the 2014 National Book Award for Poetry. Other honors and awards include a National Book Critics Circle Award, a Lannan Literary Award for Poetry, the M.I.T. Anniversary Medal, the Wallace Stevens Award, and the Gold Medal for Poetry from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In addition, she received the 2015 National Humanities Medal from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Glück taught at Williams College for 20 years and is currently Rosenkranz Writer-in-Residence at Yale University. She was elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets from 1999 – 2005, and she is a member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Her new book of essays, American Originality, is forthcoming from Farrar, Straus & Giroux in March.