Louise Glück, winner of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature and Frederick Iseman professor of poetry at Yale, gave this year’s Foundational Lecture at the Yale University Art Gallery on Tuesday.
Established by the English Department in 2018, the Foundational Course Reading Series intends to connect students to established, award-winning writers. Past lecturers include Rita Dove, Robert Pinsky and Natasha Tretheway — all former United States poet laureates. Glück, however, is the first Nobel laureate to lead the lecture. The decision to have Glück give this year’s lecture comes after two years of disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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