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Sharon Olds

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Sharon Olds was born in San Francisco. She lives in New York City.

Inkluderar namnet: Sharon Olds

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Verk av Sharon Olds

The Dead and the Living (1984) 520 exemplar
The gold cell : poems (1987) 490 exemplar
Satan Says (1980) 353 exemplar
Stag's Leap: Poems (2012) 328 exemplar
The Wellspring: Poems (1996) 260 exemplar
The Father (1992) 254 exemplar
Blood, Tin, Straw (1999) 250 exemplar
The Unswept Room (2002) 207 exemplar
One Secret Thing (2008) 116 exemplar
Odes (2016) 108 exemplar
Arias (2019) 62 exemplar
Balladz (2022) 44 exemplar
Selected Poems (2005) 22 exemplar
La Materia De Este Mundo (2014) 2 exemplar
La Habitacion Sin Barrer (2014) 2 exemplar
Odas (1900) 2 exemplar
El padre (2004) 2 exemplar
Blood, Tin, Straw 1 exemplar

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The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (2000) — Bidragsgivare — 1,228 exemplar
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Bidragsgivare, vissa utgåvor902 exemplar
A Book of Luminous Things: An International Anthology of Poetry (1996) — Bidragsgivare — 818 exemplar
Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry (2003) — Bidragsgivare — 759 exemplar
The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry (1990) — Bidragsgivare, vissa utgåvor737 exemplar
The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: A Poetry Anthology (1992) — Bidragsgivare — 384 exemplar
Cries of the Spirit: A Celebration of Women's Spirituality (2000) — Bidragsgivare — 365 exemplar
180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day (2005) — Bidragsgivare — 357 exemplar
The Armless Maiden: And Other Tales for Childhood's Survivors (1995) — Bidragsgivare — 249 exemplar
The Best American Poetry 2001 (2001) — Bidragsgivare — 219 exemplar
The Best American Poetry 1999 (1999) — Bidragsgivare — 208 exemplar
The Art of Losing (2010) — Bidragsgivare — 191 exemplar
The Best American Poetry 2002 (2002) — Bidragsgivare — 180 exemplar
The Best American Poetry 1994 (1994) — Bidragsgivare — 169 exemplar
The Best American Poetry 2009 (2009) — Bidragsgivare — 133 exemplar
Pleasure and Danger: Exploring Female Sexuality (1984) — Bidragsgivare — 128 exemplar
The Best American Poetry 2010 (2010) — Bidragsgivare — 117 exemplar
Deep Down: The New Sensual Writing by Women (1988) — Bidragsgivare — 114 exemplar
Poems from the Women's Movement (2009) — Bidragsgivare — 107 exemplar
Emergency Kit (1996) — Bidragsgivare, vissa utgåvor107 exemplar
A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer (2007) — Bidragsgivare — 105 exemplar
The Best American Poetry 2017 (2017) — Bidragsgivare — 89 exemplar
The Best American Poetry 2014 (2014) — Bidragsgivare — 74 exemplar
The Best American Poetry 2018 (2018) — Bidragsgivare — 71 exemplar
Choice Words: Writers on Abortion (2020) — Bidragsgivare — 70 exemplar
The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink (2012) — Bidragsgivare — 62 exemplar
The Grim Reader: Writings on Death, Dying, and Living On (1997) — Bidragsgivare — 59 exemplar
The Best American Poetry 2019 (2019) — Bidragsgivare — 53 exemplar
The Seasons of Women: An Anthology (1995) — Bidragsgivare — 46 exemplar
The Best American Poetry 2020 (2020) — Bidragsgivare — 39 exemplar
The Best American Poetry 2022 (The Best American Poetry series) (2022) — Bidragsgivare — 33 exemplar
Antaeus No. 75/76, Autumn 1994 - The Final Issue (1994) — Bidragsgivare — 32 exemplar
60 Years of American Poetry (1996) — Bidragsgivare — 28 exemplar
The Best of the Bellevue Literary Review (2008) — Bidragsgivare — 25 exemplar
The Poetry Cure (2005) — Bidragsgivare — 19 exemplar
Modern Women Poets (2005) — Bidragsgivare — 13 exemplar
Poetry Magazine Vol. 207 No. 5, February 2016 (2016) — Bidragsgivare — 10 exemplar
The Paris Review 96 1985 Summer (1985) — Bidragsgivare — 2 exemplar
Sinister Wisdom 5 (1978) — Bidragsgivare — 1 exemplar
Paideuma Volume 10 Number 1 Special Issue: George Oppen (1981) — Författare — 1 exemplar
Celebrating The Twentieth Anniversary of The T S Eliot Prize (2013) — Bidragsgivare — 1 exemplar


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Honest and accessible. I enjoyed the focus on the 'ordinary' and the introspection. It's still not my favorite style and characteristically I most enjoyed a few lines that tie the 'political' to the very personal.
Kiramke | 1 annan recension | Jun 27, 2023 |
Don't know what to say/think about this one; maybe it represents my struggle to figure out how to weigh/understand poetic craft vs. content. There's no right answer, of course—but this is one of those instances where I don't feel like I can say much that's just in the way of legitimate criticism—only that a good portion of the collection didn't sit well with me. (And here I am, feeling like I'm heading off the topic-cliff of taste and its whims.)
KatrinkaV | 4 andra recensioner | Dec 31, 2022 |
Longlisted for the National Book Award, Balladz by Sharon Olds was my introduction to the poet. Social media friends told me that Olds was a favorite poet. Although I read contemporary poetry in my younger years, I became out of touch after decades of living in rather isolated communities. I am thrilled to be able to discover all that I have been missing.

Olds style, so direct and filled with visceral images, can be jarring. The first section of the book are quarantine poems. Secluded in a rural cabin, Olds battles with loneliness–and mice, setting traps, dealing with the blood bath afterwards. She writes a poem to the centipede that she also kills, noting, “Of course I am a killer. I am/human.” And in the next poem she asks, “Is it impossible/for me to be good. Is it possible for us/ to try harder to kill this planet/slower. Would I kill this animal again/it it did its undulation above me/alone the wall. Is this the best that I can/do this morning to work against the killing/done in my name all over the earth.”

She writes angrily about the death of George Floyd. And in Anatomy Lesson for the Officer, of the human connection we share: “And that is a human throat you are kneeling/on. That is our throat, our brother’s,/our son’s, maybe our father’s throat. /That is your mother’s, your father’s, your son’s,/your daughter’s throat. That is your daughter’s throat.”

Amherst Ballads are in the style of Emily Dickinson, and I will need to take my time with them.

The Balladz section includes Best Friend Ballad, in which she remembers “the power of her house, and of the approach to it,” then recalls the girl’s death, praying “for a sleep tonight in which, 9 and 9, we can hold each other in a green dream.” I was transported back to when I was 9 years old, walking to my best friend’s 1900s farm house down the road, filled with grief knowing that she had died decades ago of disease.

And in Ballad Torn Apart, Olds vividly describes the car accident that killed a friend. In Album from a Previous Existence, she writes about her mother and childhood, and it is this harsh mother, who she talks about in earlier poems as tying her in a chair and beating her that is so hard to encounter, my own mother who, for all her flaws, was so giving, her love was like a tether that could not break with death.

Olds writes about her body, her self-image, the self-acceptance of growing old. “Now I’m better at talking to people without/thinking my face makes them want to throw up,”

I have not read all the poems. Poems on the death of her father and husband. There are some poems I need to go back to; I rushed through them, disturbed or confused. But then, is there any end to studying a poem, none the less nearly two hundred pages of poetry? It takes a life time. At least.

I received a free book from A. A. Knopf. My review is fair and unbiased.
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nancyadair | Sep 28, 2022 |
Olds se entrega a la dura tarea de acompañar a su padre camino de la nada como el precio a pagar para repetir su historia, la historia de un padre y una hija, pero esta vez dentro de un sustrato de amor y generosidad.
Lo más impresionante de Olds es como convierte en poema la decadencia física de un cuerpo del que nos describe, desde la presencia tangible de la enfermedad hasta lo más profano de lo fisiológico del cuerpo de un hombre mezquino y estúpido.
Orellana_Souto | Jul 27, 2021 |



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