Odes (Paperback)

Odes Cover Image
$16.95
On Our Shelves Now at:
Politics & Prose - 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW
On hand as of Apr 22 12:15pm
Politics & Prose - 235 Carroll Street NW, Takoma
On hand as of Apr 22 12:15pm
Politics & Prose - 2021 14th Street NW, 14th & V
On hand as of Apr 22 12:15pm

Description


Following the Pulitzer prize-winning collection Stag's Leap, Sharon Olds gives us a stunning book of odes. Opening with the powerful and tender -Ode to the Hymen, - Olds addresses and embodies, in this age-old poetic form, many aspects of love and gender and sexual politics in a collection that is centered on the body and its structures and pleasures. The poems extend parts of her narrative as a daughter, mother, wife, lover, friend, and poet of conscience that will be familiar from earlier collections, each episode and memory burnished by the wisdom and grace and humor of looking back. In such poems as -Ode to My Sister, - -Ode of Broken Loyalty, - -Ode to My Whiteness, - -Blow Job Ode, - and -Ode to the Last Thirty-Eight Trees in New York City Visible from This Window, - Olds treats us to an intimate examination that, like all her work, is universal, by turns searing and charming in its honesty. From the bodily joys and sorrows of childhood to the deaths of those dearest to us, Olds shapes the world in language that is startlingly fresh, profound in its conclusions, and life-giving for the reader.

From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author


Winner of the 2016 Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American PoetsSHARON OLDS was born in San Francisco and educated at Stanford University and Columbia University. The winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and England's T. S. Eliot Prize for her 2012 collection, Stag's Leap, she is the author of ten previous books of poetry and the winner of many other awards and honors, including the Wallace Stevens Award, the inaugural San Francisco Poetry Center Award for her first book, Satan Says (1980), and the National Book Critics Circle Award for her second, The Dead and the Living, which was also the Lamont Poetry Selection for 1983. The Father was short-listed for the T. S. Eliot Prize, and The Unswept Room was a finalist for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Olds teaches in the Graduate Creative Writing Program at New York University and helped to found the NYU outreach programs, among them the writing workshop for residents of Goldwater Hospital on Roosevelt Island, and for the veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. She lives in New York City. From the Hardcover edition.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780451493644
ISBN-10: 0451493648
Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
Publication Date: September 20th, 2016
Pages: 128
Language: English

Membership Benefits

Membership 
 

 Gift cards can be used online or in-store.

Gift Card