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Sharon Olds

Sharon Olds is an American poet and teacher. Her first collection of poems, Satan Says (University of Pittsburg Press, 1980), received the inaugural San Francisco Poetry Center Award. Her other collections include Stag’s Leap (Alfred A. Knopf, 2012), recipient of the Pulitzer Prize and the T.S. Eliot Prize. She holds numerous honors including a National Endowment for the Arts grant and a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship.

Winter 1981

The Call

By Sharon Olds

(Photograph taken in Chungking, 1941, after a panic in an air-raid shelter that left 4,000 dead)         There is no end to the beauty of the body, even here, on the […]

The Call

By Sharon Olds

From The Kenyon Review, New Series, Winter 1981, Vol. III, No. 1 Photograph taken in Chungking, 1941, after a panic in an air-raid shelter that left 4,000 dead                               There is […]