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Written by Sharon OldsAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Sharon Olds

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
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  • Publisher: Knopf
  • On Sale: September 24, 2002
  • Price: $20.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-375-70998-2 (0-375-70998-3)
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Nominated for the National Book Award
National Book Critics Circle Award Nominee, Poetry


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.