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Olds, Sharon

Overview
Works: 184 works in 435 publications in 4 languages and 13,560 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Interviews  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary television programs  Filmed interviews  Filmed literary readings  Educational films  Nonfiction films  Television programs  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Signer, ite, Other
Classifications: PS3565.L34, 811.54
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Stag's leap by Sharon Olds( Book )

23 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 1,381 WorldCat member 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 1,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1983 Lamont poetry selection of the Academy of American Poets
The unswept room by Sharon Olds( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looking at the interrelationships among family members, this collecton of poetry examines the traumas of childhood, the estrangement between mother and daughter, and the transformative power of marital love and motherhood
The father by Sharon Olds( Book )

23 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 952 WorldCat member 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 940 WorldCat member 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
Blood, tin, straw by Sharon Olds( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sharon Olds has divided her new collection into five parts -- Blood, Tin, Straw, Fire, and Light -- each made up of 13 poems whose dominant imagery is animal, mineral, vegetable, fiery, and luminous. The poems weave back and forth in time, from her own birth and the births of her children, through adolescent sexual awakenings and terrors, to the knowledge of love and oneness in another. Never afraid to confront the hidden substance of a woman's nature, she recalls experiences in language that is alternately casually colloquial, startling in its ferocity, and transcendent in its joy. She loves the play of words and, more than ever, her poems almost demand to be read and savored aloud
The wellspring : poems by Sharon Olds( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 901 WorldCat member 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 750 WorldCat member 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 706 WorldCat member 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 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the Hardcover edition."
The power of the word( Visual )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member 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
The power of the word( Visual )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member 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
Selected poems by Sharon Olds( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member 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'
The simple acts of life( Visual )

2 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member 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
Sharon Olds by Sharon Olds( Visual )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member 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
Penguin modern poets by James Fenton( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of modern poetry
The sign of Saturn : poems 1980-1987 by Sharon Olds( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poets in person by Joseph Parisi( Recording )

3 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member 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
Nowhere but here by Jocelyn Lee( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Dead and the Living
Alternative Names
Olds, Sharon

Sharon Olds Amerikaans dichteres

Sharon Olds amerikansk poet

Sharon Olds poetessa statunitense

Олдс, Шерон

شارون اولدز شاعر آمریکایی

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The unswept roomThe fatherThe gold cell : poemsBlood, tin, strawThe wellspring : poemsOne secret thingSatan SaysStrike sparks : selected poems, 1980-2002