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Follow These Weird Tweets! May 10, 2013: NYU Local lists its favorite "weird tweets" by NYU creative writing professors and wouldn't you know it: A few of our faves are Harriet regulars. Yes, "The Weirdest Tweets from NYU Creative Writing Professors" list includes tweets from poets, Eileen Myles, Sharon Olds, Dorothea Lasky and Charles Simic. Their cyber thought-bubbles range [...]
On Proximity to Violence April 19, 2013: The day after the explosions at the Boston Marathon, I thought of Wislawa Szymborska’s poem, “Any Case.” When I first read the poem a number of years ago, it struck me as the sort of haunting poem I only came across in the work of poets from other countries. Buildings got bombed in the U.S., people had unchecked access to assault [...]
The Independent Discusses Sharon Olds and Confessional Poetry January 25, 2013: The Independent looks at Sharon Olds in light of her recent T. S. Eliot Prize win and the entire concept of Confessionalism. "'No one wants to be called a confessional poet,' [Professor of Poetry at the University of East Anglia Lavinia Greenlaw] told me. "It suggests all you do is blurt your feelings. To work explicitly with the self requires [...]
Sharon Olds Wins UK’s T. S. Eliot Prize January 16, 2013: Sharon Olds has been announced as the winner of the UK's 2012 T. S. Eliot Prize (view the shortlist here). Stag's Leap, Olds's collection of poems "that describe the sharp grief of divorce and the slow, painful, incremental creep of recovery," was chosen for the £15,000 prize by a panel headed by poet Carol Ann Duffy. Olds is the first female [...]
Olds, Stern Among Those Reading at Twin Cities Book Festival October 8, 2012: Here, via Rain Taxi, is the Twin Cities Book Festival schedule. It all goes down this Saturday. Sharon Olds and Gerald Stern will be among those reading. Full schedule here.
Vogue Calls Sharon Olds ‘Our Foremost Poet of the Self’ August 24, 2012: Vogue magazine has embraced Sharon Olds's latest book, Stag's Leap, in its September issue, calling her "our foremost poet of the self in all its seasons." The book, which is personal in a way that only Sharon Olds can be personal, relates details of the poet's divorce in 1997. Olds evokes the pained aftermath of his departure—“a [...]