photo : Katherine WolkoffWhat Gluck learned from Williams, and from George Oppen, is Pound’s sense that ” the natural object is always the adequate symbol”. She marries William’s objectivism, that “moral commitment to the actual, which meant the visible, ” with an Eliotic sense of the hidden. She has written that Eliot, of the great poets, is the ” least consoled by the physical world” and like Plato, like Gluck herself, is on a hunt for the immutable, wants “to see through the material to the eternal.”
Nick Laird – The Triumph Of the Survivor
The New York Review
———————————–I cannot go on restricting myself to images because you think it is your right to dispute my meaning: I am prepared now to force clarity upon you.
Louise Gluck – The Wild Iris