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Biography of Sharon Olds

Sharon Olds

Sharon Olds (1942 - Present)

Sharon Olds is an American poet, born in San Francisco, and author of seven volumes of poetry. Her latest work, The Wellspring (1996), shares with her previous work the use of raw language and startling images to convey truths about domestic and political violence, sexuality, family relationships and the body. The reviewer for the New York Times hailed Olds's poetry for its vision: "Like Whitman, Ms. Olds sings the body in celebration of a power stronger than political oppression."

18 Poems written by Sharon Olds

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1954 Comments and analysis of 1954 by Sharon Olds 37 Comments
A Week Later Comments and analysis of A Week Later by Sharon Olds 38 Comments
One Year Comments and analysis of One Year by Sharon Olds 3 Comments
The Clasp Comments and analysis of The Clasp by Sharon Olds 1 Comment
The Mortal One
The Pact
The Arrivals
The Borders
The Daughter Goes To Camp
The End Comments and analysis of The End by Sharon Olds 7 Comments
The Pope's Penis Comments and analysis of The Pope's Penis by Sharon Olds 11 Comments
The Sash Comments and analysis of The Sash by Sharon Olds 11 Comments
The Unborn Comments and analysis of The Unborn by Sharon Olds 60 Comments

The Gold Cell

Topography Comments and analysis of Topography by Sharon Olds 5 Comments

The New Yorker

The Space Heater Comments and analysis of The Space Heater by Sharon Olds 1 Comment

The Riverside Anthology of Literature

Sex Without Love Comments and analysis of Sex Without Love by Sharon Olds 69 Comments

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