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Sharon Olds

Poet Reflects On Winning Pulitzer For Divorce Collection

Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 04.18.2013 | Divorce

When Sharon Olds' 32-year marriage ended in the late 1990s, the poet dealt with the loss the best way she knew how: by sitting down with a ballpoint a...

What We Can Learn From Sharon Olds and Sylvia Plath About Poetry and Confession

Christina Patterson | Posted 01.24.2013 | Arts
Christina Patterson

Very few poets match Sharon Olds in the discipline she brings to her best work. You can't be human and read the poems in her collection Stag's Leap, which last week won the T.S. Eliot prize for poetry, and not sometimes hear yourself gasp.

Poetic Justice: Sharon Olds wins TS Eliot Prize for Poetry (VIDEO) | Posted 03.20.2013 | Arts

Heartbreak inspires art; make no mistake. Not always quality but certainly quantity. Many words are thrown at the subject, but only a small group of ...

Why I Wrote Poems About My Split

Sharon Olds | Posted 12.09.2012 | Divorce
Sharon Olds

Once I wrote the title poem of this new book, Stag's Leap, it was clear to me that there would be a book centering on the end of a long marriage -- poems of divorce, loss, longing and healing.

Kids Have Summer Reading Lists. Here's One For Adults. [But With No Book Reports Due In September]

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 08.28.2012 | Home
Jesse Kornbluth

A friend suggested I pull together a reading list for the summer. I had a hard time taking her seriously. She's one of the smartest, best-read people ...

Street Artist Elbow Toe: Collage, NPR, Haiku

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

The Brooklyn artist and poet of the streets whose moniker is Elbow Toe gets up early to "go to work" on the subway, where he draws portraits of fellow riders in a sketchbook before returning to his studio.

Twenty Suggestions For Mother's Day Gifts You Won't Find In Store Windows or 'Recommended' Lists

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jesse Kornbluth

My mother is now 93, with all her marbles intact. She spends her time on the computer and she's been places on the Web I've never thought to go. She's pretty much memorized the Wall Street Journal before I wake up. Find something cool for her-- why not? My mother's life experience suggests that moms aren't what they used to be. Which makes gifting more difficult on Mother's Day-- or any day.

Calabash Celebrates Ten Years of Words by the Sea

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nina Sankovitch

Memorial Day is coming and one of the most exciting places to be for the Memorial Day weekend is at the Calabash International Literary Festival, now in its tenth year.

Holidays '09: Ten Books I'll Bet No One Else Will Suggest

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jesse Kornbluth

The whole and entire point of is to identify books you won't hear about in every Conde Nast magazine and online gift guide.