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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 col

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 of this book saying, Olds remains too little known in the UKreaders new to her will be astounded Well, this UK citizen couldn t agree From Indictment Of Senior Officers I

  2. says:

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

  3. 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 Leap, for which she won the Pullitzer prize and the T S Eliot Prize That book told the story of her divorce, and I find her most powerful when she tells a story in a sequence of poems

  4. 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 years and this book fell into my hands Again, I was in love with her work.I don t read a lot of poetry, never have done And a friend recently asked what this poet, Sharon Olds, wr

  5. says:

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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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