Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Louise Glück Wins 2008 Wallace Stevens Award

Louise Glück just won the 2008 Wallace Stevens Award. The $100,000 award is sponsored by the Academy of American Poets and recognizes "outstanding and proven mastery in the art of poetry." Academy Chancellor Robert Pinsky said that Glück "sometimes uses language so plain it can almost seem like someone is speaking to you spontaneously--but it's always intensely distinguished …. There's always a surprise in Louise's writing; in every turn, every sentence, every line, something goes somewhere a little different, or very different, from where you thought it would."

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