by Louise Glück
Analysis: Calling Card
The Breakdown of a Modern Marriage as Performed by Mythological Characters
Louise Glück loves to play with various voices and to weave classic tales with contemporary stories. She lets mythology interact with present-day situations to demonstrate the ways in which humans across time are connected through their capacity to feel emotion. Emotion is primal – it's been around for a long time, and Louise Glück honors it through her poems. She often writes about crumbling relationships and about deteriorating marriages.