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Description - Blood, Tin, Straw by Sharon Olds

Sharon Olds divides this new book into five sections - 'Blood', 'Tin', ' 'Straw', ' 'Fire' and 'Light' - each made up of fourteen poems whose dominant imagery is drawn from one of these elements. The poems are rooted in different moments of an ordinary life and weave back and forth in time. Each section suggests the progression of the making of a soul cleansed by blood, forged by fire, suffused by light. Unafraid to confront the ecstatic or the brutal side of a woman's experience, Sharon Olds transforms the subjects with an alchemist's art, using language that is alternately casual and startling, fierce and transcendent. This is an intensely moving collection by one of our finest poets.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780224060899
ISBN-10: 0224060899
Format: Paperback
(199mm x 132mm x 12mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: Jonathan Cape Ltd
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 15-Jul-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Sharon Olds

Sharon Olds was born in San Francisco. She was the New York State Poet Laureate from 1998 to 2000 and she currently teaches in the Graduate Creative Writing Program at New York University. Her work has received the Harriet Monroe Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Lamont Selection of the Academy of American Poets and the San Francisco Poetry Center Award. Her Selected Poems were published by Cape in 2005. She lives in New York City.

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