TEXT & COMMUNITY 2000
Each year, the Text and Community Program conducts a semester-long project at George Mason University that seeks to foster exchanges across disciplines and interpretations of a text from multiple perspectives. Louise Glück's book-length lyric sequence, THE WILD IRIS, which won the Pulitzer Prize and The Poetry Society of America's William Carlos Williams Award in 1993, has been selected as the text for Text and Community for 2000. This book has been taught in the past in undergraduate classes at Mason with great success. Louise Glück will read on the Mason campus April 5, 2000 in the Johnson Center Cinema.
of America's major poets, is the author of eight books of poetry, FIRSTBORN,
THE HOUSE ON MARSHLAND, DESCENDING FIGURE, THE TRIUMPH OF ACHILLES,
ARARAT, THE WILD IRIS, THE FIRST FOUR BOOKS OF POETRY, MEADOWLANDS,
and VITA NOVA, and a work of prose, PROOFS AND THEORIES: ESSAYS ON POETRY.
Louise Glück has received the National Book Critics Circle Award
for Poetry, and the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for Nonfiction. She teaches
at Williams College.