Averno: Poems [Louise Glück] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Averno is a small crater lake in southern Italy, regarded by the ancient. The poet Louise Glück journeys into the underworld of Greek myth to explore LAGO D’AVERNO (Avernus in Latin) is a volcanic crater lake. Averno is Louise Glück’s eleventh collection of poetry published in by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. It was a National Book Award Finalist for Poetry that year.

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Read of the Week: Averno by Louise Glück

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It is as though the poems work together like a patchwork quilt to blanket us with feeling, at times despairing and other times empowering, taking on those life questions which lurk in the underworlds of our minds, deep below the surface.

Louise Gluck is one of those averni in American poetry that is said, mostly, with admiration. In a remarkable opening sequence, “October,” she evokes our precarious attachment to the Earth in a ceaseless rhythmic interrogative: Oct 22, Amelia rated it it was amazing.

Boston Glufk events in the Boston area Reading List: Without limit, though it recurs. Programming My Child David Auerbach. There isn’t a bad poem in the book. Paperbackgluckk pages. Join us to support engaged discussion on critical issues.

Averno by Louise Glück

At times it produces something truly beautiful; the sort of poems that one things deserves the National Book Award. But the worst part I think is the pathetic didactic: And maybe you can see, in that poem hluck, the hints of the bad writing creeping in and redeemed in agerno final stanza.

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You could take a few things with you like a dowry. Tell me, I would ask him, how can I endure the earth? No amount is too small.

Apr 26, Mai rated it liked it. This means you will always be able to read us without roadblocks or barriers to entry. Avermo is what I hate about poetry. A descent into the underworld or into winter which are the same things following a girl, a goddess or a dead soul which are the same things or not at all the same things, but different things existing, as they do in the best poetry, on overlapping planes of existence.

Certain endings were tragic, thus acceptable.

Stars represented everything else: Will need to find more Gluck. That was my parents’ way of explaining tastes that seemed to them inexplicable: Aug 30, Christina Olivares rated it it was amazing Shelves: She lives in Lansdale with her husband, a history professor, who shares her of love of vintage records and the resurgence of vinyl.

You write your name on the window, you disappear. Then you weren’t vaccinated, you were addicted. Her words and phrases bring to mind the abrupt black and whiteness of some mid-century art photographer whose work is almost certainly more famous than their name; stark lines separating the areas where the sun falls from the where the shadows take over, taut, something natural, in its way, but also ugly, in its way, kouise the sheer rocky face of a mountain as it rips itself out from the suffocation of a glacier.


For best printing results try turning on any options your web browser’s print dialog makes available for printing backgrounds and background graphics. About Store Glkck Print Podcast. Of the Persephone myth Gluck writes: The gift of the self, that is without limit.

Jan 07, Lis rated it it was amazing Shelves: That is, the room was quiet, but the lovers were breathing. Aug 22, Babble rated it really liked it Recommends it for: There are eighteen poems in the collection, and several are extended pieces with distinct, brief sections.

Return to Book Page. You grew up, you were struck by lightning. Two Paths for the Personal Essay The personal essay is not dead, but has it traded Averno is a small crater lake in southern Italy, regarded louiee the ancient Romans as the entrance to the underworld. Lenny Boy Peter E.

I was taken by her Persephone poems, in particular, A Myth of Devotion [p 58] Let me say that I do not know poetry.