➳ [Reading] ➶ Selected Poems By Sharon Olds ➩ – E17streets4all.co.uk 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 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.
Born in San Francisco on November , , Sharon Olds earned a BA at Stanford University and a PhD at Columbia UniversityHer first collection of poems, Satan Says , received the inaugural San Francisco Poetry Center Award Olds s following collection, The Dead the Living , received the Lamont Poetry Selection in and the National Book Critics Circle AwardHer other collections include Strike Sparks Selected Poems , Knopf , The Unswept Room , Blood, Tin, Straw , The Gold Cell , The Wellspring , and The Father , which was shortlisted for the T S Eliot Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle AwardAbout 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 Selected Poems Kindle ò Paperback inthan a hundred collectionsOlds held the position of New York State Poet from to 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 She lives in New York City.
- Selected Poems
- Sharon Olds
- 22 September 2019 Sharon Olds