Poet Louise Glück received the the National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama in 2016. On Wednesday, Glück was awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature.

FILE – In this Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 file photo, President Barack Obama embraces poet Louise Gluck before awarding her the 2015 National Humanities Medal during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, in Washington. The 2020 Nobel Prize for literature has been awarded to American poet Louise Gluck “for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal.” The prize was announced Thursday Oct. 8, 2020 in Stockholm by Mats Malm, the permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)