Sharon Olds

Sharon Olds (born November 19, 1942) is an American poet. Olds has been the recipient of many awards including the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, the 1984 National Book Critics Circle Award, and the first San Francisco Poetry Center Award in 1980 She currently teaches creative writing at New York University.

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Famous quotes by sharon olds:

    The symmetrical piles of white bodies,
    the round white breast-shapes of the heaps,
    the smell of the smoke, the dogs the wires the
    rope the hunger. It had happened to others.
    There was a word for us. I was: a Jew.
    Sharon Olds (b. 1942)

    ... to a poet, the human community is like the community of birds to a bird, singing to each other. Love is one of the reasons we are singing to one another, love of language itself, love of sound, love of singing itself, and love of the other birds.
    Sharon Olds (b. 1942)