Wednesday, April 1, 2015

What-I'm-Reading-Wednesday: Faithful and Virtuous Night: Poems by Louise Glück

For this week's What-I'm-Reading-Wednesday, we are celebrating National Poetry Month with a selection of new poetry by award-winning poet Louise Glück. Faithful and Virtuous Night: Poems is her seventeenth collection of poetry and explores the themes of life and death following the recent death of her mother at the age of 101. Some of her poems toy also with the split between reality and a dream world, darting back and forth between things that are and things that could never be. Her poems take several forms throughout, with short, fiction-like paragraphs interspersed between the longer, more traditional pieces. "Utopia" and "A Summer Garden" are two of my favorites from this collection. Glück's language, reflective of the transition between dreams and reality, is elegant, almost delicate at times, then quickly morphs into something more grounded and structured.

This lovely collection is available to request from the Ort Library catalog here: Click on "Availability", then click on the yellow "Request" button, and log in using your last name and 14-digit Library barcode number on your ID. If you need assistance, please contact the Circulation Desk at 301-687-4395.


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