Wild Iris by Louise GluckWild Iris by Louise Gluck

Wild Iris

byLouise Gluck

Paperback | November 1, 1993

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This collection of stunningly beautiful poems encompasses the natural, human, and spiritual realms, and is bound together by the universal themes of time and mortality. With clarity and sureness of craft, Gluck's poetry questions, explores, and finally celebrates the ordeal of being alive.

"Louise Gluck is a poet of strong and haunting presence. Her poems, published in a series of memorable books over the last twenty years, have achieved the unusual distinction of being neither "confessional" nor "Intellectual" in the usual senses of those words, which are often thought to represent two camps in the life of poetry.... Wh...
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Title:Wild IrisFormat:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.2 inPublished:November 1, 1993Publisher:HarperCollins

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ISBN - 10:0880013346

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The voice of acclaimed poet Louise Gluck comes alive in this collection of stunningly beautiful poems that encompass the natural, human, and spiritual realms, and is bound together by the universal themes of time and morality. With clarity and sureness of craft, the poetry contained in The Wild Iris: Poems questions, explores and finally celebrates the ordeal of being alive. This superb collection was a 1992 National Book Award finalist.

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"There are a few living poets whose new poems one always feels eager to read. Louise Gluck ranks at the Cop of the list. Her writing's emotional and rhetorical intensity are beyond dispute. Not once in six books has she wavered from a formal seriousness, an unhurried sense of control and a starkness of expression that, like a scalpel, slices the mist dwelling between hope and pain."-- David Biespiel, "The Washington Post""Louise Gluck is a poet of strong and haunting presence. Her poems, published in a series of memorable books over the last twenty years, have achieved the unusual distinction of being neither "confessional" nor "Intellectual" in the usual senses of those words, which are often thought to represent two camps in the life of poetry.... What a strange book "The Wild Iris" is, appearing in this "fin-de-siecle, " written in the language of flowers. It Is a "lieder" cycle, with all the mournful cadences of that form. It wagers everything on the poetic energy remaining in the old troubadour image of the spring, the Biblical lilies of the field, natural resurrection."-- Helen Vendler, "The New Republic"