Today is a day when millions of people put flowers and food before images of their dead in an organized effort to love and honor those that were here before them. In a similar spirit, I give you literary flowers—snippets and quotes— to stir our living spirits and turn our inner eyes towards our memories.
It was announced today, that Louise Glück is the recipient of this year’s literature Nobel Prize.
She is only the 16th woman to win this honor and also the first American since Bob Dylan in 2016.
She is professor at Yale University who teaches english and has published twelve collections of poetry, in addition to many essays on the topic of poetry. Her writing usually includes a look at childhood and family life.
Glück isn’t new to winning prestigious prizes, however. Her collection The Wild Iris, won her a Pulitzer in 1992, she won another the very next year for “Firstborn”, The National Book Award in 2014 and the National Humanities medal awarded to her by President Barack Obama.
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I’m a hopeless romantic. Always have been. As I got older, though, I couldn’t ignore the fact that there was something missing in the prose that had taught me about love.
I eat censorship analysis for breakfast and serve it with a pink, buttercream trimming. That’s why I am writing this article. Happy Banned Books Week.
Big news in the poetry world today as the American Academy of Poets announced that Nikky Finney has won the Wallace Stevens Award. It was established in 1994 and is awarded annually to honor outstanding artistic achievement in the art of poetry over the poet’s career.