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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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Page ViewsPoemComments
5905 A Week Later Comments and analysis of A Week Later by Sharon Olds 50 Comments
5455 Primitive Comments and analysis of Primitive by Sharon Olds 1 Comment
5397 The Unborn Comments and analysis of The Unborn by Sharon Olds 446 Comments
5373 The Daughter Goes To Camp Comments and analysis of The Daughter Goes To Camp by Sharon Olds 6 Comments
4678 1954 Comments and analysis of 1954 by Sharon Olds 53 Comments
4587 The Clasp Comments and analysis of The Clasp by Sharon Olds 4 Comments
3769 The Mortal One Comments and analysis of The Mortal One by Sharon Olds 2 Comments
3756 The Sash Comments and analysis of The Sash by Sharon Olds 12 Comments
3313 The Arrivals
2374 Topography Comments and analysis of Topography by Sharon Olds 5 Comments
2216 Sex Without Love Comments and analysis of Sex Without Love by Sharon Olds 465 Comments
1774 The Pope's Penis Comments and analysis of The Pope's Penis by Sharon Olds 13 Comments
605 The Pact
466 Crab Comments and analysis of Crab by Sharon Olds 1 Comment
438 The Space Heater Comments and analysis of The Space Heater by Sharon Olds 2 Comments
348 One Year Comments and analysis of One Year by Sharon Olds 4 Comments
223 The Borders Comments and analysis of The Borders by Sharon Olds 7 Comments
189 The End Comments and analysis of The End by Sharon Olds 11 Comments


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