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Selected Poems Michael Ondaatje Has Called Sharon Olds S Poetry Pure Fire In The Hands And Cheered The Roughness And Humour And Brag And Tenderness And Completion In Her Work As She Carries The Reader Through Rooms Of Passion And Loss This Rich Selection Made By The Author Exhibits Those Qualities In Poem After Poem, Reflecting, Over, An Exciting Experimentation With Rhythm And Language And A Movement Toward An Embrace Beyond The Personal Subjects Are Revisited The Pain Of Childhood, Adolescent Sexual Stirrings, The Fulfilment Of Marriage, The Wonder Of Children But Each Re Casting Penetrates Ever Deeply, Enriched By New Perceptions And ConceitsA Powerful Distillation Of The Best Work From One Of America S Most Gifted And Widely Read Poets, Drawn From Her Seven Published Volumes, This Is A Testament To A Remarkable Writer S Depth, Range And Continuing Development


About the Author: Sharon Olds

Born in San Francisco on November 19, 1942, Sharon Olds earned a B.A at Stanford University and a Ph.D at Columbia University.Her first collection of poems, Satan Says 1980 , received the inaugural San Francisco Poetry Center Award Olds s following collection, The Dead the Living 1983 , received the Lamont Poetry Selection in 1983 and the National Book Critics Circle Award.Her other collections include Strike Sparks Selected Poems 2004, Knopf , The Unswept Room 2002 , Blood, Tin, Straw 1999 , The Gold Cell 1997 , The Wellspring 1995 , and The Father 1992 , which was shortlisted for the T S Eliot Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.About Olds s poetry, one reviewer for the New York Times said, Her work has a robust sensuality, a delight in the physical that is almost Whitmanesque She has made the minutiae of a woman s everyday life as valid a subject for poetry as the grand abstract themes that have preoccupied other poets Olds s numerous honors include a National Endowment for the Arts grant and a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship Her poetry has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and Ploughshares, and has been anthologized inthan a hundred collections.Olds held the position of New York State Poet from 1998 to 2000 She currently teaches poetry workshops at New York University s Graduate Creative Writing Program as well as a workshop at Goldwater Hospital on Roosevelt Island in New York She was elected an Academy Chancellor in 2006 She lives in New York City.



10 thoughts on “Selected Poems

  1. says:

    I want to live I take them up like the male and female paper dolls and bang them together at the hips, like chips of flint, as if to strike sparks from them, I sayDo what you are going to do, and I will tell about it Kate Clanchy is quoted on the back


  2. says:

    i keep Wanting to Love Sharon olds and then i don t and some of her poems are 0 and some of her poems i find subtly problematic under the guise of being intimate and personal and confessional like maybe you didn t have to publish that I Don t Know.at least bc


  3. says:

    As raw, self obsessed and self aware as Frida Kahlo And way ahead of her time.


  4. says:

    Sharon Olds eschews formal poetic forms and writes primarily about her own life She seems to me to follow in the tradition of Robert Lowell I find her poems very powerful and readable but surprisingly unquotable I liked this greatest hits less than the magnificent Stag s L


  5. says:

    3.5


  6. says:

    I was first introduced to the work of Sharon Olds when I heard one of her poems in the Into the Wild film In fact, she worked closely with Sean Penn and Carine when making it I immediately looked up the author, and ordered a copy of The Gold Cell from a bookstore.Fast forward a few year


  7. says:

    With simple construction and straightforward clarity her poems are beautiful in a matter of fact way They have good bones, raw and real.


  8. says:

    Searing, honest, lyrical and shocking Olds is a deserving winner of the TS Eliot prize looking forward to reading Stag s Leap Highly recommend this selection as an introduction to her work.


  9. says:

    Shockingly corporeal poetry that makes you recoil at its intimacy and yet compelling Serious stuff but not taking itself too seriously I tender The Pope s Penis as an example.


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