Director’s Choice presents historic readings from the University of Arizona Poetry Center’s extensive audiovisual archive Voca, as selected by past and present leadership of the Center, including Gail Browne, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Tyler Meier, and Frances Sjoberg.
This reading from Nobel Laureate Louise Glück was originally given in Tucson on March 16, 1978, when Glück was 35 years old. She reads extensively from her early work, including the chapbook The Garden and her defining collection Descending Figure. The author of 12 books of poetry, Glück’s work has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Bollingen Prize, among other honors. In 2013 she was named the Poet Laureate of the United States, and in 2020 she was recognized with the Nobel Prize for Literature.