Louise Glück, Nobel prize-winning poet, dies at 80

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Renowned poet Louise Gluck, who was honored with the Nobel Prize in 2020 passed away at the age of 80 as confirmed by her editor.

Glucks poetry became known for its exploration of family and childhood characterized by a voice and understated elegance, acknowledged by the Swedish Academy.

Her poems often embraced brevity rarely exceeding a page inviting comparisons, to Emily Dickinsons style from the 19th century due to their seriousness and rejection of simplistic beliefs.

The specific details regarding Glucks passing have not been disclosed by Jonathan Galassi, her editor at Farrar, Straus & Giroux.

A professor of English at Yale University Gluck achieved recognition with her collection "Firstborn" in 1968. Emerged as an esteemed poet and essayist in contemporary American literature.

She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1993 for her collection "The Wild Iris " with its poem delving into themes of suffering intertwined with imagery from the natural world.

In her writings inspired by experiences Gluck masterfully explored themes that resonated deeply with readers both within the United States and, across international borders.

Louise Gluck held the position of Poet Laureate of the United States during the years 2003

Throughout her lifetime Louise Gluck shared her brilliance with the world through a collection of 12 books of poetry and several thought provoking essay volumes.

Her remarkable talent was honored when she became the woman to be bestowed with the Nobel Prize, for Literature.