The Untrustworthy Speaker by Louise Glück

Poem by Louise Glück — text is here (sorry for the popups)

The video credits say “created by: Jackie, Jaclyn, Mat” — no doubt without the knowledge or approval of the poet. I hope they don’t get a takedown notice from Glück’s publisher, because I think this really expands upon the message of the poem, as the best video poems seem to do. Some intelligibility is of course sacrificed with this spliced-recitation technique, but I think it’s worth it.


  1. Reply
    Bluegrass Poet 5 March, 2009

    I don’t know. It tries awful hard.

    But on the other hand, it’s nice to see young people trying that hard over Louise Glück.

    Probably it would be better if one were versed (ahem) in the poem, which I am not.

  2. Reply
    Dave Bonta 5 March, 2009

    Sherry, you can click on the link above to read the poem.

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