January 19, 2016

Louise Glück

The book Wild Iris by Louise Glück is a brilliant collection of poems.  Inside are persona poems, told from the perspective of poppies, violets, etc.  Some of the poems are matins, or prayers.  It is as if Glück is throwing her voice.  There are prayers, and sometimes there is a creator who replies. The effect is stereophonic, the voices from low to high, from earth to gardener to sky.

More information:  https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/louise-gl%C3%BCck

Article about her work: http://www.thenation.com/article/writing-without-mattress-louise-glueck/

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