Renowned poet Louise Glück, who served as the US Poet Laureate and was honored with the 2020 Nobel Prize, has passed away at the age of 80.
Glück’s poems uncovered profound truths about the human experiences of love, loss, and resilience. She was a highly acclaimed American poet, garnering accolades such as the 1993 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for her collection “The Wild Iris,” the National Book Award for Poetry in 2014 for “Faithful and Virtuous Night,” and the National Humanities Medal in 2015, presented by then-President Barack Obama, along with various other recognitions. She was celebrated for her accessible writing style, which the Nobel Prize committee commended for its ability to transform individual existence into a universal experience.
Speaking on Gluck’s work, Glück’s editor and chairman at the publishing house Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Jonathan Galassi said “Louise Glück’s poetry gives voice to our untrusting but unstillable need for knowledge and connection in an often unreliable world. Her work is immortal,”