GLUCK OFF AND DIE
Hopefully no one points out it’s actually pronounced “Glick”… Louise Glück won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2020, the first American poet to do so since T.S. Eliot some 70 years prior. The daughter of the co-inventor of the X-Acto knife, Glück proved incisive herself with emotionally charged poetry that invoked Shakespeare, Greek mythology, and her own past trauma such as a struggle with anorexia. Her best-known poem “Mock Orange” challenged preconceived notions of love and sex, and the collection The Wild Iris, which explored existential themes through garden plants, won her a Pulitzer. She was 80 and unique for Literarily Dead.
22 April 1943 – 13 October 2023, aged 80
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