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Description - Selected Poems by Sharon Olds

Michael Ondaatje has called Sharon Olds's poetry 'pure fire in the hands' and cheered the 'roughness and humour and brag and tenderness and completion in her work as she carries the reader through rooms of passion and loss'. This rich selection - made by the author - exhibits those qualities in poem after poem, reflecting, moreover, an exciting experimentation with rhythm and language and a movement toward an embrace beyond the personal. Subjects are revisited - the pain of childhood, adolescent sexual stirrings, the fulfilment of marriage, the wonder of children - but each re-casting penetrates ever more deeply, enriched by new perceptions and conceits. A powerful distillation of the best work from one of America's most gifted and widely read poets, drawn from her seven published volumes, this is a testament to a remarkable writer's depth, range and continuing development.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780224076883
ISBN-10: 0224076884
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 13mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Jonathan Cape Ltd
Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2005
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. She lives in New York City.

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