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‘She never stops making demands on herself': how US poet Louise Glück won the Nobel

8 days ago   |   By The Guardian

A writer of wisdom and grit, Glück sets a new course for each collection Read Telescope, by Louise Glück, below
Readers who follow American poetry closely noticed Louise Glück in the 1970s. The rest of the literary world mostly took her Nobel prize last week as a surprise. And no wonder. She is not particularly topical, nor internationally influential; like the sadder-but-wiser adults who populate her later work, she can seem to keep her own counsel, to withdraw. That attitude is not so much a limit as a condition for her success, over a lifetime of serious, often terse, introspective...
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