The Poetry Project

Robert Glück

Robert Glück stands with his back to a window with a view of San Francisco.
© Xavi Permanyer

In the late 70’s, Robert Glück and Bruce Boone founded New Narrative, a literary movement of self-reflexive storytelling that combines essay, lyric, and autobiography in one work. Glück is the author of two story collections, Elements and Denny Smith, and three novels, Jack the Modernist, Margery Kempe, and About Ed, which will be published by NYRB in 2023. His collected essays, Communal Nude, was published by Semiotex(e) in 2016. His books of poetry include Reader, La Fontaine with Bruce Boone, In Commemoration of the Visit with Kathleen Fraser, and I, Boombox, published by Roof Books in 2023. He made an artist book, Parables, with Jose Angel Toirac and Meira Marrero Díaz, and he prefaced Between Life and Death, a book of paintings by Frank Moore. With Camille Roy, Mary Berger and Gail Scott, he edited the anthology Biting The Error: Writers Explore Narrative. Glück served as director of The Poetry Center at San Francisco State University. He was co-director of Small Press Traffic Literary Center and associate editor at Lapis Press. Glück lives “high on a hill” in San Francisco.