Tuesday, January 01, 2013

News at Eleven: If every poet secretly hopes to lay claim

to one aspect of experience beyond the reach of other practitioners, by default [Louise] Gluck's metier became estrangement.

She has created, in the 11 volumes collected here, the most scrupulously observed, painfully frank accounts of estrangement in all its diverse forms: from family, community, history; from the beloved and the idea of love itself.

from The Washington Post: Louise Gluck's 'Poems 1962-2012'


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