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Sharon Olds
Birth date: November 19, 1942
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Poetry
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Laura Allen
Laura Allen rated it 7 years ago
(I've read this collection quickly as an assignment for a class, so I reserve the right to revise my assessment at some point.)I've always been a fan of certain aspects of Sharon Olds' poetry, such as her richness of language and metaphor, and her ability to describe and evoke emotions directly from...
fablejack
fablejack rated it 9 years ago
Accessible and devastating, this really sticks to one subject.
the terror of whatever
the terror of whatever rated it 9 years ago
Just starting to get into Sharon Olds. Everyone I know loves her, so I am excited to read more. Things I liked here:UnknownIf you know someone / who was there, that hour, at the burial, / could you tell them--I don’t know what you could tell them.Sunday NightPlaces we had been before, / no one would...
altheaann
altheaann rated it 9 years ago
I'm a big fan of Terri Windling, and make an effort to seek out her anthologies. Thus, I got this one. I'd heard rave reviews of it - people saying "This is the one that made a difference in my life!"I was a bit quizzical about that, because for me, that was 'Bordertown.' And for me, it remains Bord...
the terror of whatever
the terror of whatever rated it 13 years ago
Poems about the human body and the fluids it's comprised of and the horrible things that happen to it. Feels like it was cathartic for the author to write; it sounds like she's had some tough times and it's important to bear witness to those moments, but I prefer poetry that looks up, not down.
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