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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
8996 The End Comments and analysis of The End by Sharon Olds 7 Comments
5436 A Week Later Comments and analysis of A Week Later by Sharon Olds 37 Comments
5063 Primitive
4928 The Unborn Comments and analysis of The Unborn by Sharon Olds 60 Comments
4919 The Daughter Goes To Camp
4383 The Borders
4296 1954 Comments and analysis of 1954 by Sharon Olds 36 Comments
4243 The Clasp Comments and analysis of The Clasp by Sharon Olds 1 Comment
3471 The Sash Comments and analysis of The Sash by Sharon Olds 11 Comments
3458 The Mortal One
3061 The Arrivals
2029 The Pope's Penis Comments and analysis of The Pope's Penis by Sharon Olds 11 Comments
926 Topography Comments and analysis of Topography by Sharon Olds 5 Comments
630 Sex Without Love Comments and analysis of Sex Without Love by Sharon Olds 67 Comments
194 The Pact
142 The Space Heater Comments and analysis of The Space Heater by Sharon Olds 1 Comment
139 Crab
112 One Year Comments and analysis of One Year by Sharon Olds 3 Comments


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