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Louise Glück, 1943-2023

21 October 2023

Renowed American poet Louise Glück passed away on October 13th after a battle with cancer. She was eighty years old. Known for her dark tone, sometimes-unsettling lucidity, and frequent classical references, she was a highly honored poet, winning a Nobel Prize, a National Book Award, a Pulitizer Prize, and many other accolades. Her final collection was 2021's Winter Recipes from the Collective As we head into the final days of October, here's a few lines from her poem "October":

I can't hear your voice
for the wind's cries, whistling over the bare ground

I no longer care
what sound it makes

Read the whole poem here


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