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From Sharon Olds—a stunning new collection of poems that project a fresh spirit, a startling energy of language and counterpoint, and a moving, elegiac tone shot through with humor.

From poems that erupt out of history and childhood to those that embody the nurturing of a new generation of children and the transformative power of marital love, Sharon Olds takes risks, writing boldly of physical, emotional, and spiritual sensations that are seldom the stuff of poetry.

These are poems that strike for the heart, as Sharon Olds captures our imagination with unexpected wordplay, sprung rhythms, and the disquieting revelations of ordinary life. Writing at the peak of her powers, this greatly admired poet gives us her finest collection.

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"A magnificent collection of poems that gets right at the marrow of life. Olds writes of family, the joys of marriage, and the experience of being a woman in such clear verse and wonderful language that each poem offers fresh insight." Arsen Kashkashian, Boulder Book Store, Boulder, CO

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From a greatly admired poet comes a dazzling new collection that projects a fresh spirit, a startling energy of language and rhythm, and a moving, elegiac tone shot through with humor.

About the Author

Sharon Olds was born in 1942 in San Francisco and educated at Stanford University and Columbia University. Her previous books are Satan Says, The Dead and the Living, The Gold Cell, The Wellspring, The Father, and Blood, Tin, Straw. She was the New York State Poet Laureate from 1998 to 2000. She teaches poetry workshops in the Graduate Creative Writing Program at New York University and was one of the founders of the NYU workshop program at Goldwater Hospital on Roosevelt Island in New York. 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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Erica Reichert, April 17, 2009 (view all comments by Erica Reichert)
Absolutely amazing. The Unswept Room is one of Olds' very best. A must read for lovers of contemporary American poetry.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375709982
Author:
Olds, Sharon
Publisher:
Knopf Publishing Group
Location:
New York
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
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Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
10381
Publication Date:
20020931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.38x5.94x.46 in. .46 lbs.

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