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  • Strike Sparksby Sharon Olds

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 19.95

    A powerful collection from one of our most gifted and widely read poets–117 of her finest poems drawn from her seven published volumes. Michael Ondaatje has called Sharon Olds’s poetry “pure fire in the hands” and cheered the “roughness and humor and brag and tenderness and completion in her work as she carries the reader through rooms of passion... more...

  • The Unswept Roomby Sharon Olds

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 20.00

    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... more...

  • The Wellspringby Sharon Olds

    Random House 2010; US$ 14.09

    Over the last five years, Sharon Olds' poetry has become widely read and celebrated in Britain. Frank and exhilarating, sensual and profound, the poems stare, unblinking, at sex and death and love - showing these things to us in all their raw beauty. This striking new collection is a sequence of poems that reaches into the very wellspring of life.... more...

  • Blood, Tin, Strawby Sharon Olds

    Random House 2010; US$ 16.91

    Sharon Olds divides this new book into five sections - 'Blood', 'Tin', ' 'Straw', ' 'Fire' and 'Light' - each made up of fourteen poems whose dominant imagery is drawn from one of these elements. The poems are rooted in different moments of an ordinary life and weave back and forth in time. Each section suggests the progression of the making of a... more...

  • Stag's Leapby Sharon Olds

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.95

    In this wise and intimate new book, Sharon Olds tells the story of a divorce, embracing strands of love, sex, sorrow, memory, and new freedom. As she carries us through the seasons when her marriage was ending, 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... more...

  • Blood, Tin, Strawby Sharon Olds

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.00

    Winner of the 2000 Paterson Poetry Prize "She has written without embarrassment or apology, with remarkable passion and savagery and nerve, poems about family and family pathology, early erotic fascination, and sexual life inside marriage." --Amy Hempel Sharon Olds divides this new book into five sections--"Blood," "Tin," "Straw," "Fire," and "Light"--each... more...

  • The Wellspringby Sharon Olds

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 18.00

    Sharon Olds's dazzling new collection is a sequence of poems that reaches into the very wellspring of life. The poems take us back to the womb, and from there on to childhood, to a searing sexual awakening, to the shock of childbirth, to the wonder and humor of parenthood--and, finally, to the depths of adult love. Always bold, musical, honest, these... more...

  • The Dead and the Livingby Sharon Olds

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 18.00

    The 1983 Lamont poetry selection of the Academy of American Poets. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • The Fatherby Sharon Olds

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.95

    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 poems are impelled by a passion to know and a freedom to follow wherever the truth may lead, and it goes into areas of feeling and... more...

  • Gold Cellby Sharon Olds

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.00

    A new collection by the much praised poet whose second book THE DEAD AND THE LIVING, was both the Lamont Poetry Selection for 1983 and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...