Tag: poetry

Reclaiming the Legacy of Sylvia Plath with “The Red Comet”

In her new biography, Clark seeks to reclaim Plath’s story by focusing on the wonders of her life rather than the disaster of her death. Clark claims in the prologue that Plath’s “life has been subsumed by her afterlife” as the public fails in knowing anything but the myth of Sylvia Plath.

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Louise Glück, American Poet Wins 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature

It was announced today, that Louise Glück is the recipient of this year’s literature Nobel Prize.

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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.

In this Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 photo, President Barack Obama embraces poet Louise Gluck before awarding her the 2015 National Humanities Medal
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Nikky Finney Awarded The Wallace Stevens Lifetime Achievement Award

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.

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