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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
6429 A Week Later Comments and analysis of A Week Later by Sharon Olds 63 Comments
6080 The Unborn Comments and analysis of The Unborn by Sharon Olds 462 Comments
5823 Primitive Comments and analysis of Primitive by Sharon Olds 1 Comment
5783 The Daughter Goes To Camp Comments and analysis of The Daughter Goes To Camp by Sharon Olds 12 Comments
5683 The Pope's Penis Comments and analysis of The Pope's Penis by Sharon Olds 13 Comments
5102 1954 Comments and analysis of 1954 by Sharon Olds 65 Comments
4967 The Clasp Comments and analysis of The Clasp by Sharon Olds 10 Comments
4217 The Mortal One Comments and analysis of The Mortal One by Sharon Olds 7 Comments
4077 The Sash Comments and analysis of The Sash by Sharon Olds 18 Comments
3904 Sex Without Love Comments and analysis of Sex Without Love by Sharon Olds 486 Comments
3627 The Arrivals
840 Crab Comments and analysis of Crab by Sharon Olds 4 Comments
795 The Space Heater Comments and analysis of The Space Heater by Sharon Olds 2 Comments
700 The Borders Comments and analysis of The Borders by Sharon Olds 25 Comments
656 The End Comments and analysis of The End by Sharon Olds 15 Comments
617 One Year Comments and analysis of One Year by Sharon Olds 11 Comments
125 The Pact
123 Topography Comments and analysis of Topography by Sharon Olds 5 Comments


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