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American Poet Louise Gluck Wins Nobel Prize In Literature

American poet Louise Gluck won the Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday. The Swedish Academy praised her “unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal.”

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson discusses Gluck’s win with NPR’s Rose Friedman.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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President Barack Obama presents the National Humanities Medal to poet Louise Gluck during an East Room ceremony at the White House on Sept. 22, 2016, in Washington, D.C. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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President Barack Obama presents the National Humanities Medal to poet Louise Gluck during an East Room ceremony at the White House on Sept. 22, 2016, in Washington, D.C. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)