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Olds, Sharon

Works: 189 works in 469 publications in 4 languages and 14,511 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Interviews  Educational films  History  Internet videos  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Filmed interviews  Filmed literary readings 
Roles: Author, Signer, Other, ite
Classifications: PS3565.L34, 811.54
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Stag's leap by Sharon Olds( Book )
24 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 1,392 libraries worldwide
In this wise and intimate telling--which carries us through the seasons when her marriage was ending--Sharon Olds opens her heart to the reader, sharing the feeling of invisibility that comes when we are no longer standing in love's sight; the surprising physical bond that still exists between a couple during parting; the loss of everything from her husband's smile to the set of his hip. Olds is naked before us, curious and brave and even generous toward the man who was her mate for thirty years and who now loves another woman. -- Cover, p. [4]
The Dead and the Living by Sharon Olds( Book )
27 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and held by 1,146 libraries worldwide
The 1983 Lamont poetry selection of the Academy of American Poets
The unswept room by Sharon Olds( Book )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 1,091 libraries worldwide
Looking at the interrelationships among family members, this collection of poetry examines the traumas of childhood, the estrangement between mother and daughter, and the transformative power of marital love and motherhood
Blood, tin, straw by Sharon Olds( Book )
13 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 979 libraries worldwide
This is a unique and powerful book that can only reinforce Sharon Olds' singular reputation
The father by Sharon Olds( Book )
23 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 947 libraries worldwide
The Father is a sequence of poems, a daughter's vision of a father's illness and death. It chronicles these events in a connected narrative, from the onset of the illness to reflections in the years after the death. The book is, most of all, a series of acts of understanding. The poems are impelled by a passion to know and a freedom to follow wherever the truth may seem to lead. The book goes into areas of feeling and experience rarely entered in poetry. The ebullient language, the startling, far-reaching images, the sense of extraordinary connectedness seize us immediately. Sharon Olds transforms a harsh reality with truthfulness, with beauty, with humor--and without bitterness
The gold cell : poems by Sharon Olds( Book )
22 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 941 libraries worldwide
Sharon Olds writes of giving birth to her daughter, of her son's leaving for summer camp, of a vision of her parents, and of a man attempting to jump from a New York rooftop
The wellspring : poems by Sharon Olds( Book )
15 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 899 libraries worldwide
Poems on love and the family. In The Planned Child, she writes: "I hated the fact that they planned me ... made a chart of the month and put / her temperature on it, rising and falling, / to know the day to make me--I would have / liked to have been conceived in heat, / in haste, by mistake, in love, in sex, / not on cardboard, the little x on the / rising line that did not fall again."
One secret thing by Sharon Olds( Book )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 747 libraries worldwide
"In One Secret Thing, Sharon Olds completes her cycle of family poems. The book opens with a poem in twelve parts, which focuses on fearsome images of war. This vision of strife between nations is followed by indelible new poems of conflict within a family. Here are poems of home in which anger, joy, danger, and desire sing together with lyric energy - sometimes comic, sometimes with unblinking forgiveness."--Jacket
Satan Says by Sharon Olds( Book )
19 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 699 libraries worldwide
Strike sparks : selected poems, 1980-2002 by Sharon Olds( Book )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 588 libraries worldwide
"From the Hardcover edition."
Odes by Sharon Olds( Book )
7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 342 libraries worldwide
"Following the Pulitzer prize-winning collection Stag's Leap, Sharon Olds gives us a stunning book of odes. Opening with the powerful and tender "Ode to the Hymen," Olds addresses and embodies, in this age-old poetic form, many aspects of love and gender and sexual politics in a collection that is centered on the body and its structures and pleasures. The poems extend parts of her narrative as a daughter, mother, wife, lover, friend, and poet of conscience that will be familiar from earlier collections, each episode and memory burnished by the wisdom and grace and humor of looking back"--Jacket
The power of the word by Wycliffe Bible Translators USA( visu )
10 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 296 libraries worldwide
A six-part television series celebrating contemporary poets and their poetry. Poets include : Sharon Olds, William Stafford, Octavio Paz, Galway Kinnell, James Autry, Quincy Troupe, Garrett Kaoru Hongo, Mary TallMountain, Joy Harjo, Li-Young Lee, Gerald Stern, Stanley Kunitz, W.S. Merwin, Robert Bly and Lucille Clifton
Sharon Olds ( visu )
8 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and held by 293 libraries worldwide
Sharon Olds, award-winning poet and teacher, reads from The Dead and the Living, The Gold Cell, and unpublished work at the Los Angeles Theatre Center. She is interviewed by Lewis MacAdams
The Simple acts of life ( visu )
3 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 124 libraries worldwide
Examines specific aspects of the human experience as viewed through a number of poet's works. Features poets Octavio Paz, Robert Bly, Gallway Kinnell, Sharon Olds and William Stafford
Selected poems by Sharon Olds( Book )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 102 libraries worldwide
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'
Penguin modern poets by James Fenton( Book )
9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
A collection of modern poetry
Poets in person by Joseph Parisi( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
This series features thirteen writers in conversation with Joseph Parisi and other poets and critics. The first half-hour program traces the evolution of American poetry since the 1950's. All other programs focus on one poet each
The sign of Saturn : poems 1980-1987 by Sharon Olds( Book )
5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
Nowhere but here by Jocelyn Lee( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
What does an elegy do? by Sharon Olds( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Olds Sharon
Sharon Olds Amerikaans dichteres
Sharon Olds amerikansk poet
Sharon Olds poetessa statunitense
Sharon Olds poétesse américaine
Sharon Olds poetisa estadounidense
Олдс, Шерон
שרון אולדס משוררת אמריקאית
شارون اولدز شاعر آمریکایی
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