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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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A week later, I said to a friend: I don't Comments and analysis of A Week Later by Sharon Olds 44 Comments
After we flew across the country we Comments and analysis of Topography by Sharon Olds 5 Comments
How do they do it, the ones who make love Comments and analysis of Sex Without Love by Sharon Olds 462 Comments
I have heard about the civilized,
I pull the bed slowly open, I
In the taxi alone, home from the airport, Comments and analysis of The Daughter Goes To Camp by Sharon Olds 3 Comments
It hangs deep in his robes, a delicate Comments and analysis of The Pope's Penis by Sharon Olds 11 Comments
On the then-below-zero day, it was on, Comments and analysis of The Space Heater by Sharon Olds 1 Comment
She was four, he was one, it was raining, we had colds, Comments and analysis of The Clasp by Sharon Olds 4 Comments
Sometimes I can almost see, around our heads, Comments and analysis of The Unborn by Sharon Olds 443 Comments
The first ones were attached to my dress Comments and analysis of The Sash by Sharon Olds 12 Comments
Then dirt scared me, because of the dirt Comments and analysis of 1954 by Sharon Olds 46 Comments
Three months after he lies dead, that Comments and analysis of The Mortal One by Sharon Olds 1 Comment
To say that she came into me, Comments and analysis of The Borders by Sharon Olds 2 Comments
We decided to have the abortion, became Comments and analysis of The End by Sharon Olds 7 Comments
We played dolls in that house where Father staggered with the
When I eat crab, slide the rosy Comments and analysis of Crab by Sharon Olds 1 Comment
When I got to his marker, I sat on it, Comments and analysis of One Year by Sharon Olds 4 Comments


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