Synopses & Reviews
The third annual edition of Sarabande’s Quarternote Chapbook Series.
"Identifying with the season of autumn, the dark of it, the barren, irreversible future of it, and the beauty of it, which is not seen as redemptive, the voice of Louise Glück is starker, more direct, more emotionally charged than it has ever been. October is a masterpiece."—Mark Strand
Louise Glück is the author of nine books of poetry. Her many honors include a National Book Critics Circle Award, a Bobbitt National Poetry Prize, a Pulitzer Prize, the first annual New Yorker Magazine’s Readers Award, an Ambassador’s Award, a William Carlos Williams Award, a Lannan Literary Award, a PEN/Martha Albrand Award for Nonfiction and a Bollingen Prize for Poetry.
Highly praised long poem with 9/11 as backdrop. Originally appeared in The New Yorker.
About the Author
Louise Glückwas born in New York City and raised on Long Island. She is the author of nine books of poetry, including The Triumph of Achilles, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, Ararat, which won the Bobbitt National Poetry Prize, The Wild Iris, which received the Pulitzer Prize, and Vita Nova, which won the first annual New YorkerMagazine's Readers Award and the Ambassador's Award. Her many honors include the William Carlos Williams Award, a Lannan Literary Award, and, for her book of essays, the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for Nonfiction. In 2001, she received the Bollingen Prize for Poetry. Louise Glück teaches at Williams College and lives in Cambridge. Her most recent collection, The Seven Ages, was published by Ecco HarperCollins in 2001. Louise Glück is the twelfth Poet Laureate of the United States.